Local leader discussing efforts to prevent violence against Native American Woman

According to the Urban Indian Health Institute, homicide is the third-leading cause of death among Native American women, and Native women face rates of violence up to 10 times higher than the national average.

This past week marked the second year Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day has been recognized on a federal level. Locally, women of the Wampanoag nation held a day of action on May 5, but their efforts continue throughout the year.