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Resource ID: #28837
Subject: Sexual Assault Culture
Source: Victoria Mckenzie, Maye-E Wong, Mike Hudson, Randy Herschaft, Art Hughes
Affiliation: Associated Press, Koahnic Broadcasting Corp (National Native News)
Date: September 12, 2019; December 20, 2019

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For years Alaska Native women have been urging officials to address a crisis of violence throughout their state: reported rape is twice the national average, and child sexual violence six times the national average. Alaska’s western region has the ​highest rate of felony sex offenses in the state; and the overwhelming majority of victims are Alaska Native.
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