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Tribal colleges start campaign to end violence against women

Tribal colleges are launching a campaign to stop domestic violence and sexual assault on campus.

Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in New Mexico and United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota are taking part in the “Restoring the Circle: Ending Violence and Abuse on Tribal College and University Campuses" campaign. The goal is to ensure that American Indian and Alaska Native women remain safe while pursuing their educational goals.

“As we recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it’s important that we recommit to breaking the cycle of violence,” Kevin Washburn, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, said in a press release. “One in five women have been sexually assaulted while in college, and this policy is an important step in our efforts to reduce domestic violence and sexual assaults at Haskell and SIPI.”

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium is a partner in the project.

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Campaign to address sexual assault on college campuses (The Cherokee Phoenix 10/12)
UTTC presents domestic violence program for other tribal colleges (The Bismarck Tribune 10/10)

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