Alaska is known for many things: the biggest state, the most extreme weather, the tallest mountain in North America, the most diverse neighborhood, and the beautiful Alaska Native cultures indigenous to the land. Unfortunately, Alaska is also known for some of the highest rates of domestic violence (DV) and sexual violence (SV) in the nation. The rate of rape in Alaska is three times the national average. This is even more pronounced for American Indian and Alaska Native women; four in five have experienced violence in their lifetime. Often referred to as an “epidemic,” violence in our state is prevalent and persistent but also preventable.