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Beyond Awareness: Panel explores ways to help missing and murdered indigenous people

November 11, 2020

This article written by Madison Hardy was published in the Coeur d’Alene Press on Nov. 11, 2020.

Last year nearly 5,600 Native American women were reported missing, and four in five were the victims of violence. Mass movements across North America have raised awareness of missing and murdered indigenous people through organized marches, community meetings, building databases, local city council meetings, tribal council meetings, and domestic violence training for police. Still, statistics show that Native American women are more than twice as likely to experience violence as other demographics, and 33 percent will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, the University of Idaho hosted Beyond Awareness... Read more.

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