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Native American Allegedly Branded in Hate Crime

Vern Traversie a blind and elderly Native America who alleges he was branded with
“KKK,” is finally receiving official attention after two months of
campaigning and petitions.Native Americans see the case as one example of many of the hate crimes
directed against them which go unrecorded and unrecognized..

Traversie was unable to attend the Rapid City march but said in a statement,

I am scarred for life, but I seek
justice. I don’t want any other Native American to be treated like I was
by the medical professionals who I trusted to take care of me when I
was vulnerable.
I am thankful that so many Native
Americans and other people from all over the world have reached out to
me to say that they support me. I am humbled by their compassion. I ask
that all who say my name and fight for me do so in a good way, and in

Added: Jun-15-2012 Occurred On: Jun-15-2012
By: Baysangur
Regional News
Tags: vern, traversie, rapid, city, lacota, native, indian, hate, crime, kkk, medical, profession
Location: United States (load item map)
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