Recent news reports remind us that Native American communities have been disproportionately impacted by childhood sexual abuse. Recent efforts by some Native American communities to prevent suicide in their Native communities, unfortunately highlights the high costs associated with child sexual abuse. In an effort to take action to both prevent child sexual abuse and to help children who have been sexually victimized, some Native American advocates have pushed tribal councils to adopt child protection laws. Advocate Ken Bear Chief from Yakima, Washington has made it his cause to encourage Native American Tribal communities to adopt strong child protection laws to combat this major problem in the Native American communities. Listen to the ChildProtectionNews.com podcast to learn how advocate Ken Bear Chief wants to change the laws to better protect kids.
About the author: Patrick Noaker is an attorney with the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates who handles cases involving child sexual abuse, exploitation and pornography. Patrick is a regular contributor to the ChildProtectionNews.com blog and the host of the ChildProtectionNews.com podcast.
Attorney Patrick Noaker interviews Native American Child Protection Advocate Ken Bear Chief