“Federal studies have shown that in portions of the country with large Native American populations, native women are killed at a rate 10 times higher than the national average.” LA Times: Native women are vanishing across the U.S. Inside an aunt’s desperate search for her niece.

+ “The women at this particular class come from tribes in Massachusetts, North Dakota and El Salvador. They learn how to recognize threats, how to de-escalate confrontational situations and how to strike an attacker in the groin.” NPR: Kidnapping Threat Is Higher For Native Women, So They’re Learning Self-Defense.