Oklahoma City

2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105, US

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Survivors of S-xual Assault in Indian Country
by Native News Online Staff / Currents / 03 Apr 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY— On a sunny Thursday afternoon, the lawn of the Oklahoma State capitol was engulfed in a sea of red fabric. Written, stitched and painted onto over 450 red quilt squares were stories from survivors of rape and abuse. The quilt was on display for a day of advocacy to address violence against Native women in Indian Country.

American Indian women are s-xual assaulted at a rate 2.5 times as often as other racial or ethnic groups. For decades tens of thousands of Native American women have been unable to prosecute their perpetrators because of US policy. The 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act began to address this injustice for domestic violence survivors, but jurisdictional issues still prevent rape survivors from getting the justice they deserve....


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