According to the Haseya Advocate Program, indigenous women face domestic abuse more often than women of other ethnicities.
A rally downtown Sunday brought attention to how to help them. The group says 6,000 indigenous women are missing or have been murdered, and it’s not talked about enough.
More than 80% of indigenous women have experienced some sort of violence in their lives.
“Our indigenous women experience murder at 10 times the rate of any other population in the United States,” Victoria Ybanez with Haseya said. “So it’s a huge issue for us as indigenous women to bring attention to it, to help to make sure that we’re creating safer environments for indigenous populations.”