November 10, 2021

Domestic violence and its disproportionate impacts on Indigenous communities and communities of color

Author: Emily Cutts

Crime and Courts
In 2020, 40% of domestic violence homicide victims were Black, while comprising less than 7% of Minnesota’s population, Violence Free Minnesota’s 2020 report states. Native victims accounted for 10% of the 2020 homicide victims, while the Native population makes up only 1% of the state.
Brandy Lee-Williams, Keona Foote’s mother, takes a moment of silence during a candlelight vigil for Keona Foote, her unborn child, and daughter Miyona Lee-Miller Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at Centr