Sexual Assault

Rape on the Reservation

Hat tip to the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (who I am very excited to be doing some training for next month), for the link to this recent episode of Vanguard, Rape on the Reservation. “One in three Native American women will be raped in her lifetime. Correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, where the growing sexual assault epidemic has finally escalated to murder.”

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This was an excellent report. I’ve admired the efforts by the Mississippi Band of Choctow Indians. This tribe has been a model for creating industry and jobs for many years. When we started our state’s SANE program, the tribe immediately agreed to send nurses from their health center, and later sent both SANEs and MDs to the pediatric examiner courses. The Choctaws have also worked on a Children’s Advocacy Center. We talked with some folks at the Indian Health Service Bureau years ago about creating and holding a SANE course just for INS professionals, perhaps at the Choctaw reservation here, but didn’t get much interest. I know there are CNMs from Mississippi who are also SANEs who have worked some of these cases at reservations in other states, just because the CNM happened to already be there taking OBGYN call.

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