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Michigan tribe marches against domestic violence


The Hannahville Indian Community of Michigan held a march on Wednesday to raise awareness of domestic violence.

The tribe has held a march every October for the last 15 years. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Statistics show that Native women are victims of domestic violence at rates far higher than women of racial and ethnic groups. Most perpetrators are non-Native.

The National Congress of American Indians and Native women's advocates are supporting a bill in Congress that would help tribes combat the problem. The measure would increase punishments for domestic violence and provide more tools to tribal governments.

Get the Story:
Hannahville community fights back against domestic violence (The Escanaba Daily Press 10/20)

Domestic Violence Bill:
S.1197: Violence Against Women Act of 2005

Relevant Links:
National Congress of American Indians - http://www.ncai.org
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - http://www.ncadv.org

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