Bringing Balance Back: Life After Rape

Oct 8, 2012

Tue. 10/9 11a: Has sexual violence always existed in our Native communities? Are sex crimes just more acute in Indian Country making them more visible?

Have things reached a dark point where rape is mistaken as a rite of passage for women in general - either as a victim or witness? Are these crimes symptoms of colonization? How long can we continue to blame colonization for an issue like this? Whose job is it to solve this heinous problem? We'll talk about how families deal with the aftermath of violence. Is there healing after sexual violence? What are tribal nations doing to focus on prevention, cultural response, mental health and justice.

Guests include legal scholar Sarah Deer (Muskogee Creek), co-author of Maze of Injustice and Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota.