The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Congressman Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Focusing on justice for indigenous women

 


According to the Yakima Herald Republic’s special series, “The Vanished:”

“A report from the National Institute of Justice found that more than four out of five Native American women have experienced violence in their lives. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control reported that homicide is the third leading cause of death among Native American women between the ages of 10 and 24. The Department of Justice has reported Native American women are 10 times more likely to be murdered than other Americans.”

The murder and abduction of indigenous women is a national crisis that strikes...



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