During last week’s game vs. Western the Lady Viking Girls Volleyball Team took time out to recognize the alarming statistic that; 4 out of 5 of our Native women are affected by violence today. The U.S Department of Justice found that American Indian women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average.
Homicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among 10-24 years of age and the fifth leading cause of death for American Indian and Alaska Native women between 25 and 34 years of age. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Homicide. Statistics via https://www.csvanw.org/mmiw/