According to the Department of Justice, one in three Native American women have been raped or experienced an attempted rape and a mere 13% of sexual assault reported by Native American women results in an arrest.
Now the Reservations are at the forefront of a new battle: to prevent their lands from being ransacked for energy extraction. The Navajo Nation is now facing the onset of fracking and a proposed pipeline, which will transport crude oil through 130 miles in Dinetah in the name of “economic development.
This is one group’s walk for survival:
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