, 2023-01-10 21:25:00,
by Native News Online Staff
CHICAGO — A recent MacArthur Foundation report shows that Native Americans are incarcerated at a rate 38 percent higher than the national average.
The report, which was commissioned as part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, also found that Native Americans were overrepresented in the prison population in 19 states compared to any other race and ethnicity.
“Like many modern challenges in India, over-imprisonment of indigenous people is closely linked to colonial violence and endorsed by policies over the years,” Dr. The center and the author of the report said in a statement. Patriarchal solutions applied to indigenous communities often miss an important step in seeking to understand the issue from the community’s perspective. This report provides a starting point for discussion and knowledge sharing.”
The report is based on data from several surveys and sources, including the Indian Law and Order Commission, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and…
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