September 22, 2017 – Statistics prove American Indian and Alaska Native women face a higher risk of violence and sexual abuse. And, experts say, it can be hard to even get victims to talk about the domestic abuse they’ve suffered. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales talks with local advocates who are dedicated to helping young people overcome the stigma of domestic abuse and learn about healthy relationships. The Coalition to STOP Violence Against Native Women uses culture and social media to support communities while working with tribal leaders, local, state and federal officials to not only advocate for families, but change the conversation about violence.
Deleana OtherBull (Crow and Northern Cheyenne), Executive Director, Coalition to STOP Violence Against Native Women
Keioshiah Peter (Navajo), Native Youth Coordinator, Coalition to STOP Violence Against Native