Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
Jody Potts and Misty Nicoli, staff members, Native Movement, Fairbanks Alaska
In the United States, Native American Women are more than twice as likely to experience violence than any other demographic. One in three Native women is sexually assaulted during her life, and 67% of these assaults are perpetrated by non-Natives. (Wikipedia). There are lots of reasons for this disparity; policy, legal jurisdictions, political activity (or lack perhaps) in the US Congress, and just plain old unawareness of the issue. Monday night, AAUW is presenting a program by Jody Potts and Misty Nickoli, staff members of our local Native Movement organization, on the local aspects of this issue.