Access to the Database is available on an as-requested basis. We are deeply committed to upholding the sacredness of the data, and do not grant access to individuals or institutions who have not sufficiently demonstrated that they are able to work with and care for the data in a good way, consistent with Indigenous values.


At this time, the Database does not grant access to raw data to non-Indigenous scholars, colonial governmental agencies, or the press. We also do not grant access for use in classroom settings or student projects, unless adequate emotional supports will be in place in and outside the classroom.


When making a request for data, please share as much of the following information as you can:

  • Type of Data: Do you need all cases from a specific geographic area, tribe, or time period? Are you only looking for data on a particular relevant issue--for example, police brutality or sexual assault? Try to be as specific as you can.

  • Who You Are: Are you a journalist, a community member, a policymaker, or a researcher? Are you Indigenous, or do you work with an Indigenous community?

  • How You Plan to Use the Data: Is this for a community event, a news article, or a research project? Knowing how you will use this data is important because it helps us figure out what data would help you in your work, and ensure that it's being used in a respectful and appropriate way.

  • When You Need the Data: If you have a time-sensitive request, please share that information, so that you can access the data you need in time.

Please send all requests for data to

Requestors should expect a 1-2 week response time on new requests.