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Title: Confronting Sexual Violence: Sexual Assault in Indian Country
Corporate Author: National Sexual Violence Resource Ctr (NSVRC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
National Sexual Violence Resource Ctr (NSVRC)
Enola, PA 17025
Grant Number: H28/CCU317184-02
Sale Source: National Sexual Violence Resource Ctr (NSVRC)
123 North Enola Drive
Enola, PA 17025
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This pamphlet addresses sexual assault in Indian Country.
Abstract: The pamphlet highlights certain types of sexual assault evidence and presents it within the historical treatment of native populations, jurisdictional problems, and the prevalence of violence. To understand the high rate of sexual assault against women in Indian Country, it is necessary to first see how the historical treatment of native populations has transformed the lives of traditionally peaceful peoples to an existence often marked by crime and impoverishment. Despite efforts by tribal governments to deal with this reality, Native Americans continue to face oppressive conditions, and for far too many native women, victimization has become internalized, and sexual abuse has become commonplace. The pamphlet includes data on the national rate of reporting sexual assaults, difficulties in reporting on Indian women, and poor and inconsistent record keeping. It also discusses the "jurisdictional maze" that is the governance of Indian Country. Sources
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): American Indians; Ghettos; Indian affairs; Minorities; Racial discrimination; Reservation law enforcement; Sexual assault; Sexual assault victims; Violence
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