Project Reporter Matthew Fletcher was featured on a Minnesota Public Radio News segment on incidents of Native Americans interacting with police.

Matthew, who directs the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University, appeared on the program with Colette Routel, co-director of the Indian Law Program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and Jill Doerfler, associate professor and department head of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

The panelist discussed the disproportionate rate at which Native Americans have fatal interactions with police, including the statistic that “Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of the overall population, but comprise 1.9 percent of those fatally shot by police.”

Listen to the full broadcast.

Jennifer Morinigo

The American Law Institute

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