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Indigenous in Canada three times more likely to be victims

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

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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Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow is Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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