May 02, 2007

Native women are invisible

Statistics on violence nothing newWhen Amnesty International released a study April 24 showing that American Indian women are 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than women of other ethnic groups, Karen Artichoker didn't bat an eye.

"What's new?" said Artichoker, director of Cangleska at Kyle. "Indian women are the most victimized population in the United States, and no one cares."

Artichoker said the statistics reported by Amnesty International first came out in 1998. Now that the human rights organization has publicized them, people are reacting with surprise.

"I just think it points to how invisible Native people are, and particularly Native women," she said.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

they can boo hoo all the way to their fucking casino's and condo's we given them.

the American indian women is one of the most milking, hamming up bitch the world ever seen!

Anonymous said...

First off let me say, what is being given to the native american's isnt enough! You have no right to throw your silly ignorant comments around like that. If you would pull your head out of your ass and look around we all are not americans. The "True American’s are the Native American’s" We have taken so much from them, it is time to give back. This land belonged to the Native’s, our people killed murdered and raped these innocent people because they were too greedy.
When I look at the Native American people I see the "True American’s".

Rob said...

Thanks for setting Anonymous #1 straight, Anonymous #2.

Americans have given Indians condos?! Thanks for showing us how ignorant you are, #1.

Unknown said...

I AM A NATIVE AMERICAN MAN, ANONYMOUS NUMBER#2 YOU HIT IT ON THE HEAD! ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!THANK YOU FOR SETTING ANONYMOUS#1 STRAIT! READ "BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDER KNEE" BY DEE BROWN, SEE IF THAT CHANGES YOUR FEELINGS THEIR ANONYMOUS#1!YOU KNOW WE JUST HAVE TO PRAY FOR FOLKS LIKE THAT!(ANONYMOUS#1) ONE DAY HIS BIG MOUTH IS GOING TO GET HIM HURT! REAL BAD! THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST ABSURD,RACIST,REMARKS I HAVE EVER HEARD. BY THE WAY AMERICA DIDN'T GIVE NATIVE AMERICAN'S ANYTHING WE EARNED IT! THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T JUST GIVE PEOPLE CASINO'S, NATIVES INVEST IN CASINO'S, WE GO TO SCHOOL GET DEGREES,MAKE MONEY AND INVEST IN THINGS SUCH AS CASINO'S,HOTELS RESORTS,SHOPPING MALLS,LEASE OUR LANDS. YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T LET YOUR BIG MOUTH MAKE A FOOL OF YOURSELF ANONYMOUS#1.A WISE PERSON ONCE SAID"IT IS BETTER TO BE THOUGHT OF AS A FOOL THAN TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT"

Anonymous said...

First of all im Shawnee Indian, and anonymous #1 what you said is VERY hurtful for its people like you that have hurt all of us, its inconsiderate jerks like you that are making a good proportion of us feel bad about the way we are, you may say run to your casinos but really thats only the Indians who have lost all meaning and connection to their heritage, even though they might be screwing up i know im NOT, take this as an example, i could say; All white people are snobs. Now i know this isn't true, just because some of you act inappropriate doesn't mean you all do, so watch what you say and stop acting superior thats what got us into this mess in the first place. So go boo hoo onto the land you took from us. sincerely - A true Indian.

Anonymous said...

Wow that first person is a jerk

Emily said...

well that first comment was ignorant....wow. do your research before you just post stereotypes. Good job ignoring numerous centuries of abuse and all the effects of colonization

Unknown said...

I'm tired of the ignorance of the people who don't study history. It doesn't surprise me coming from someone who thinks he is American. America is made up of all nationalities, and races who settled here. True native Americans were run out of their territory, and had their lands and houses sold to settlers. True Holocaust no one remembers. How sad. I am Cherokee by my grandma, and German by my Grandpa, and have no racial bias. That is what makes America diverse.

Unknown said...

How sad that this person doesn't read the history of America. He is the intruder here, probably got off the mayflower, but is too ignorant to know. I'm Cherokee/German and am not racially biased. The natives lands and homes got taken and sold to settlers. The true Americans are the Indians. Everybody else just intruded on them.

Anonymous said...

Nothing we can do or have done will ever be enough to give what was taken from these beautiful people. People like #1 is what is destroying our world. I taught my son and grandchildren the real truth that is not taught in school. Thankfully all Americans are not racist.

donna j salter lewis said...

im cherokee and german by my mom and irish.english.dutch.and either blackfoot or sioux by my dad and im on the native amercians side if columbis never came here the whites would all still be in england being ruled by a king and queen

Unknown said...

As if things can buy a person back to life. Once you lose a person you love, money and things can't replace them. It wasn't until 1952 when Native American Indians could live freely as they once were forced to live in reservations and their families slaughtered. It's really ridiculous to be mad at them for the tragedies they have been through. Honestly, I hope that you go through these trials, maybe to set your thinking strait. It's only through hardships can we tell what we are made of.

Unknown said...

Things and money can't buy a loved one back from the dead. It wasn't until 1952 when Native American Indians could live freely, unlike before then, they were forced to live on reservations and their famlies slaughtered before their eyes. How would you like it if that happened to you today? It's ridiculous to be mad at them for having any kind of settlement for their sufferring. I hope that you go through trials to change your mind for what they will carry with them for a lifetime. It is only through hardships do we find what we are made of; obviously you have lived a comfortable life. Words to condemn such wonderful people is awful as spiritual as they are. This land America is their rightful land. A land that is blessed...wonder why :)

Unknown said...

As if things can buy a person back to life. Once you lose a person you love, money and things can't replace them. It wasn't until 1952 when Native American Indians could live freely as they once were forced to live in reservations and their families slaughtered. It's really ridiculous to be mad at them for the tragedies they have been through. Honestly, I hope that you go through these trials, maybe to set your thinking strait. It's only through hardships can we tell what we are made of.

Anonymous said...

You are not Cherokee and you certainly are not,German you're name it's not Cherokee and it is NOT GERMAN,!STOP BEING ASHAMED OF YOU'RE OWN RACE!!SEƑORA SANCHEZ, Y DEJA AL PINCHE RESTO DEL MUNDO EN PAZ, (GERMAN,AND CHEROKEE )HA,what are you smoking? ?

Unknown said...

I am very sorry for the ignorance and way history unfolded and also how history's story is taught. I see native americans and think, beautiful people. I am proud of my Cherokee/Blackfoot blood. Illini Nation shout out!

Unknown said...

Thank you for sticking up for the Native Blood !!! "Proud to be Pawnee"

Anonymous said...

Don't respond to trolls, guys. This is just a racist trying to harm people. He doesn't believe what he says, but he only wants to hurt your feelings or convince other people that what he is saying is true. He knows it is not true.