COVID Spread May Put Native Americans at Increased Risk of Violence

 

William Red Bear wears a red hand print image on his face as he marches in support of missing and murdered indigenous women... FILE - William Red Bear wears a red hand print image on his face as he marches in support of missing and murdered indigenous women during a rally to mark Indigenous Peoples' Day in downtown Seattle, Washington, Oct. 14, 2019.

WASHINGTON - Concern is growing that the COVID-19 pandemic may be putting some Native American families at increased risk for violence and sexual assault.

"Our town's pretty small, and you can hear cops running from one end to the other," said T.J. Whirlwind Soldier, a member of the Sicangu Oyate, one of seven tribes of the Lakota Nation.

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