According to the United States Justice Department, Native American women are ten times more likely to be murdered than non-native women. More than one in three has suffered rape, or attempted rape, and more than 80 percent will experience violence at some point in their lives. On the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, these are not statistics. They are stories, of lives and families, of loss and pain.
So boxing is not just a sport, but it is about survival. We can lower these girls chances of being a statistic by teaching them to defend themselves.
Watch the trailer for Blackfeet Boxing below:
AIRS TUESDAY, JUNE 30 at 7:30pm ET on ESPN