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Native Americans face harsh reality of sexual violence


January 2, 2018

The current national conversation about sexual assault is incomplete without discussing violence against Native American women. Often in Native communities, a mother will teach her child what to do when she is raped, not if she is raped. This reflects the harsh reality that is affecting Native American women in their fight against sexual assault.

The Policy Insights Brief of the National Congress of American Indians reveals the extraordinarily high rate of victimization of Native women:


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