A video of Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice punching his then fiancée and dragging her out of an Atlantic City Casino surfaced earlier this year. The NFL initially suspended Rice for two games. But when the full-length video of the assault was released last week, public outcry prompted the NFL to suspend Rice indefinitely and the Baltimore Ravens cancelled his contract. While some are questioning the initial punishment Ray Rice received, others are taking the opportunity to talk about the experience of Janay Palmer, who married Rice a month after the attack. The twitter hashtag #WhyIStayed is trending with a personal stories about why people stayed in abusive relationships We will bring this conversation to our talking circle while we discuss why people might stay, and how some eventually left, an abusive situation. Guests include: Tina Olsen (Yaqui) executive director of Mending the Sacred Hoop and Jeremy Nevilles-Sorell (Ojibwe), a training and resource director for Mending the Sacred Hoop.
Tina Olsen (Yaqui) – Executive Director, Mending the Sacred Hoop
Jeremy Nevilles-Sorell (Ojibwe/Winnebago) – Training and Resource Director, Mending the Sacred Hoop
Patrick Trujillo (Cochiti Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo) – Director, Native American Training Institute