Document Type

Panel Presentation

Publication Date



Native American women, Pacific Islander women, women, violence, crime


Native American and Pacific Islander women are missing and murdered at an alarming and relentless rate. The history of violence against this population starts with European contact in the fifteenth century and continues to this day with Native women suffering the highest rate of sexual assault per capita in the nation. This panel presentation held in observance of the International Day of Eliminating Violence Against Women concludes with a recognition of Native American resilience and actions all Americans can take to help reduce these crimes.


Educational Leadership

Conference Name

Women's Freedom Forum

Conference Place

Washington, D.C.



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In Copyright