May 13, 2022

Wind River Reservation to open shelter for women

JACKSON — Lynette Grey Bull says only 58 out of 574 tribes nationwide have a domestic violence shelter on their reservations. Yet Native American communities suffer domestic violence at rates 50 times greater than the national average.
In the next 30 to 45 days, Grey Bull plans to open an emergency shelter on the Wind River Reservation to help women affected by domestic assault, sexual violence and human trafficking.
According to the Department of Justice, 84.3% of Native American women have exp...