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Indian women meet at wellness gathering

About 125 women met on the Soboba Reservation in California over the weekend or the third annual Native Womens Wellness Conference.

The conference focused on healthy relationships, sobriety and domestic violence. Speakers said American Indian and Alaska Native women are more likely to be sexually assaulted than any other racial or ethnic group.

"And we are the least protected by laws," said Wendy Schlater, a member of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.

The event was hosted by the Luiseño Native Women of Soboba, Riverside and San Bernardino County Indian Health Inc. and the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians.

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Native American conference 'is about the togetherness of women' (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 8/17)