Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
Let's End the Violence
On Thursday, the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing called "Native Women: Protecting, Shielding, and Safeguarding Our Sisters, Mothers and Daughters." The hearing covered three forms of violence perpetrated against American Indian and Alaska Native women:
One disturbing and disgusting fact that emerged from the hearing was one in three American Indian and Alaska Native women will be raped during their lifetime. Equally disturbing and disgusting was testimony about the sex trafficking among American Indian and Alaska Native women.
Sadly, the US senators did not provide any solutions to the troubling testimony. Their role on Thursday was to collect information regarding violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. Perhaps, in time there will remedies brought forth as the result of this important hearing.
The mainstream media has done very little coverage of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women.
The Native News Network is committed to improve the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. With that goal in focus, the Native News Network will cover the stories about women and violence. We are asking for your feedback on this subject.
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posted July 16, 2011 7:30 am edt
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