Violence against Alaska Native women attracts U.S. Senate attention

An advocate for Alaska Native women who’ve been sexually assaulted appeared today before the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee as it tackles the high victimization rate of Native women. An Amnesty International report put out earlier this year found that Native women are at least 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other U.S. women. The rate is even higher for Alaska Native women.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC