Both the Santa Fe New Mexican and Santa Fe Reporter started the New Year off with excellent articles on Domestic Violence.
On January 3rd, the Santa Fe New Mexican had an inspiring story about Laurel who seven years ago left an abuse husband. Taking her four children after repeated incidents she resettled in Santa Fe. She is telling her story to inspire others to leave abusive relationships.
The same week, the weekly Santa Fe Reporter had an in-depth article discussing domestic violence among Native Americans. The statistics are alarming. Native American women are “murdered at a rate more than 10 times the national average.” Survivors are telling their stories to help other. The Reporter interviewed six native people (5 women and 1 man) whose lives were impacted by Domestic Violence. This well researched article points out that Native Women are telling their stories to help others and that Traditional Healers are working to “effect change from within.”