- ALL Grant Program
In 2012, the South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence created three new tools: the Battering Triangle, Equality Wheel, and Violence/ Non-violence Tree, based upon the work of Sacred Circle & DAIP of Duluth. A number of years prior, the then Sacred Circle, National Resource Center To End Violence Against Native Women, revised the Power and Control Wheel created by the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention Project. A number of conversations had taken place about the cultural significance of the wheel/circle in Native cultures as a symbol of equality/connection/ non-violence/ harmony, and also, the root cause of violence as hierarchy which is represented by the triangle. The result of those conversations was the Battering Triangle. Additionally, two more tactics were added: cultural and ritual abuse. Though, added specifically to address issues within Indian Country, they are responsive to the realities of battering of all women.
For more information or to order printed copies of this tool, please visit: www.sdcedsv.org