Indigenous in Canada three times more likely to be victims

TORONTO – A new report says indigenous people are three times more likely to experience sexual assault than non-indigenous people in Canada.

The report analyzed the victimization of indigenous people in Canada.

Studies showed indigenous people experienced spousal abuse nearly double the rate of non-indigenous Canadians. First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said Canadians must begin to see indigenous women and girls as people of worth and not as people available to be exploited.

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