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Indian Country's silent epidemic

We'll tell you what resources are available for Native women victims of violence. Plus, more on burial grounds that have been used as a city park for decades.

According to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, there are only 58 domestic violence shelters in the country to serve 547 federally recognized tribes. Paula Julian is the Senior Policy Specialist for the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. She has more than 25 years experience working on violence against women issues, especially Native women. 

The city of St. Paul, Minnesota is coming to terms with land that was turned into a park in 1892 but is now being recognized as a burial site for at least seven tribes. That’s just one story Kalle Benallie has reported on recently. She joins us today to tell us more about Indian Mounds Park. 

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • A Tribal leader is asking the federal government to look into a Native American boarding school in Kansas.
  • And students are demanding the University of Minnesota: Morris search for potential graves of Native students. 
  • In California, the American Indian Education Oversight Committee is meeting again after a 4 year hiatus.
  • The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Recreation Department's Rez Dog contest is a 15 year hit.

Find more details on these stories at the top of today's show.

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Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor of Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @TrahantReports Trahant is based in Phoenix. 

Kalle Benallie, Navajo, is a reporter-producer at Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @kallebenallie or email:

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