Indigenous Peoples’ Day to honor Native American women

One in three Native American women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. They also go missing and are murdered at an alarmingly high rate.

Adria Brown, a graduate student at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, hopes to address the crisis in both her work and her activism. As a social worker, Brown plans to serve Native American women as a policy advocate. And as a member of the American Indian Student Association, she is raising awareness through events like Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which takes place Monday, Oct. 8.

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