67% of perpetrators on Native American women are non-native. One in two will experience domestic violence and one in three will be raped. U.S. Government policies, judicial loopholes and prejudice stereotypes still in place today but born out of a historical approach of “annihilation or assimilation” are directly responsible for the epidemic in American Indian Communities today. These policies have led to the highest rates of depression, substance abuse, mental illness and sexual violence of any ethnic group in the country.
From my project "Hearts on the Ground"