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Sarah Deer


Articles by Sarah Deer

Deer: Demanding justice

Anti-rape activism in Indian countryOn April 24, Amnesty International released a report - ''Maze of Injustice'' - documenting the numerous human rights violations associated with the sexual assault of Native women in the United States. I was fortunate enough to be one among the many Native women who to...

Deer: Widening the gap

Adam Walsh Act raises concernsIn the wake of a new federal law aimed at tracking sex offenders, tribal leaders and victim advocates are discussing the best course of action. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (PL 109-248), passed by the Senate in July 2006, the...

Deer: Domestic violence in Indian country

The humanity behind the numbersOn Dec. 28, 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice released its latest statistics on the rates of intimate partner violence. The headline of the press release declared: ''Intimate partner violence declined between 1993 and 2004.'' However, several paragraphs into the press release was the sobering...