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Unique Program Delivers Emergency Care In Person To Native Victims Of Sexual Assault


By some estimates, sexual assault on U.S. Indian reservations is the worst in the world with one in three Native women assaulted during their lifetime. Unbelievably, it’s higher even than war-torn Serbia or the Republic of Congo. And the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming is no exception.

It’s the kind of big issue that would normally scare most people away. But not nine courageous women at Wind River Reservation who are trying a totally new approach. They deliver emergency care in person. And it all started when Eastern Shoshone member L'Dawn Olsen started writing letters to the editor of the Wind River News. Some of them directly addressed her daughter’s accused attacker.


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