American Indian and Alaska Native women experience much higher levels of sexual violence than other women. The U.S. Department of Justice finds they are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than women in the U.S. in general. Is the Violence Against Women Act helping domestic violence rates? Is the act protecting Native women as intended?
Dr. Venida Chenault (Prairie Band Potawatomi/Kickapoo) – President, Haskell Indian Nations University
Lauren Chief Elk-Youngbear (Nakoda/Lakota) – Co-founder, Save Wiyabi Project
Patti Larsen (Anishinaabe) – Coordinator, Sacred Hoop Coalition
Break Music: Korimako (song) Kahurangi Maori Dance Ensemble (artist) Kahurangi Maori (album)