Survey says Sex abuse of native women rampant

    Seattle, Washington, (KINY) A survey conducted in 2010 shows 94 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native women reported they have been raped or forced into sex during their lives.

    The Seattle Times said the survey, co-produced by the health institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. documented the sexual violence experienced by Native-American women that live in Seattle.

    More than half of the women, 53 percent, were homeless at the time of this survey.  It shows 94 percent of the 148 women surveyed, claimed they had been raped or coerced into sex at least once in their lives.

    The Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute Abigail Echo-Hawk said she discovered the results of the survey in 2016 in the bottom drawer of a file cabinet in her office.

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