Behind the Story: Sexual Abuse of Native American Women
One in three Native American women will be raped in her lifetime. This two-part series tells the story behind this shocking statistic — a story of both human tragedy and systematic failure of criminal justice on and off of reservations. This series led to the reopening of a sexual assault case, Congressional hearings, and the launching of a website to manage donations to help sexual assault victims living in the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Dart Award-winning reporter Laura Sullivan tells the story behind the story, "Sexual Abuse of Native American Women": a groundbreaking NPR investigation of an ongoing epidemic of sexual violence on Native American reservations.