Author’s Abstract: “American Indian women living on Indian reservations experience unique challenges that intensify the epidemic of violence against them. Accurate statistical data quantifying incidences of violence against women on reservations, or “Indian country”, is in small quantity. Comprehensive data on violence against women under tribal jurisdiction does not exist since no federal or Indian agency nor organization systematically collects this information Data on crime in Indian country is also lacking. This is partially due to the underreporting of crimes to tribal authorities and partly due to underreporting to the federal authorities. While a comprehensive survey of the devastation caused by violence against American Indian women remains elusive, the glimpse that emerges from existing data collection is grim. The scope of this data collection examines violence committed against American Indian women and issues around the effectiveness of the local, state and federal response.”

Author: Futures Without Violence