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Duluth vigil laments violence against Native American women

 


DULUTH, Minn. -- Calling violence against Native American women in the region unacceptable, about 70 people staged a vigil in Duluth on Friday.

"Our (Native American) women experience domestic violence at higher rates than any other population of people," said Janis Greene, director of the Dabinoo'Igan domestic violence shelter for women and children. "They experience sexual assault at three times the rate of other populations, domestic violence at 2½ times the rate of other people, and violent deaths at 10 times the rate of other people. Of those violent deaths, 70 percent of the perpetrators are non-Indian men."

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/region/3852783-duluth-vigil-laments-violence-against-native-american-women

 

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