In efforts for the protection and bringing awareness to the reality of Native American and Alaska Native Women human trafficking and sexual abuse, I am naming the red jasper necklace the chose for representing awareness.
As a Native American woman, I feel the need to give back to the women of my culture and help in any way that I can. All women have the right to be safe and free from violence. By making efforts to reassure that women feel safe and free from this these forms of violence we can place pressure on the governments' efforts in implementing new laws, locating and rescuing victims, aftercare for these victims, and preventing human trafficking and sexing trafficking of Native American and Alaska Native women. Native American and Alaska Native women are 2.5 times more likely to be raped than non-Native women in the United States: 1 in 3 Native women will be raped during her lifetime. Sexual violence against women is not only a criminal or social issue, but it is also a human rights abuse.
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Use the stability and vibrant energy that red jasper helps you discover to take action toward this new opportunity to help or approach in efforts to build new strength in Native American victims of sexual assault and or human trafficking.
All women have the right to be safe and free from violence, the right to adequate and equal health care, and the right to justice. That’s why I am calling on you to help in the effort. For each Red Jasper piece of jewelry that I (Ayasha) sell, I will donate 50% of the proceeds to care for these women. The proceeds will go towards efforts to rescuing these victims of human trafficking and sexual assault.
Why am I choosing Red Jasper? Red Jasper stone carries a history behind it. Many years ago an Ojibwe named Mukudashib knapped an arrow tip from Jasper. He formed the Jasper into an arrow tip to later use as a weapon against the Sioux tribe. It is the jasper stone formed into an arrow tip made by Mukudashib, who led the war party against the Sioux Indians. Interesting enough in the later years this precious stone arrow tip was found by the collector of the white race. He attempted to tie it with a strong silk thread. After several failed attempts for the thread to secure the piece the collector concluded it was best to place it carefully in a box by itself on a shelf beside a long war bonnet made of eagle feathers. The war bonnet is said to be that of a victorious chief.
Red Jasper is a stone of empowerment, bringing strength to resist emotional domination by others, and the courage to overcome domestic violence. It also sustains those in the process of healing and recovering from violent sexual experiences. "Empower Cultural Connection" is my slogan. I (Ayasha) stand by empowering others to connect with my culture (Native American culture) so that those of other cultures can better understand what matters the most to my people.