indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+
ph: 202 630 8439
Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Tribes in Oklahoma prepare for jurisdiction provision in VAWA

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
More on: cherokee, jurisdiction, muscogee, oklahoma, tribal courts, vawa
   

Tribes in Oklahoma are debating how best to implement S.47, a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act that allows them to investigate, prosecute and sentence non-Indians for domestic violence offenses.

The Cherokee Nation and the Muscogee Nation already operate well developed courts. But the law requires tribes to provide non-Indian defendants with a jury that "reflect[s] a fair cross section of the community" and "do[es] not systematically exclude any distinctive group in the community, including non-Indians," something that isn't necessarily in place at the moment.

"We have faith in our tribal citizens to make those decisions solely based on the facts that are presented, regardless of who the defendants are," Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree told The Muskogee Phoenix.

Under the new law, tribal jurisdiction applies when the domestic violence offense is committed in "Indian Country" as defined by Section 1151 of title 18 in the U.S. Code. That definition includes trust lands, allotted lands and restricted lands in Oklahoma.

Get the Story:
Domestic violence law poses problem for tribes (The Muskogee Phoenix 3/10)
New law gives tribal courts more jurisdiction (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 3/10)
Sexual violence scars Native American women (Al Jazeera 3/7)

Related Stories:
Obama cites 'inherent' right of tribes at VAWA signing ceremony (3/8)
Democracy Now: Juana Majel-Dixon from NCAI discusses VAWA (3/8)
White House Blog: Empowering tribes to protect Native women (3/8)
Obama to sign Violence Against Women Act in ceremony at DOI (3/7)
President of Quinault Nation to attend VAWA signing ceremony (3/5)
Task force in DC for research on violence against Native women (3/4)
Renee Roman Nose: A victory for Native women in VAWA update (3/4)
Levi Rickert: Calling out 3 Republicans for voting against VAWA (3/4)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp: VAWA update protects Native women too (3/4)
Opinion: Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, silent on VAWA vote (3/4)
Opinion: How non-Indians can challenge tribal court jurisdiction (3/4)
Kevin Abourezk: Native women in Nebraska celebrate VAWA bill (3/1)
Tribes praise passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision (3/1)
President Obama to sign VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision (3/1)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee citizen, voted against VAWA (3/1)
Turtle Talk: Tribes must provide counsel to indigent defendants (3/1)
Opinion: Republican lawmakers take side of non-Indian abusers (3/1)
Tribal provisions in Violence Against Women Act endure battle (2/28)
House set to vote on VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provisions (2/27)
Louise Erdrich: Native women left at mercy of their predators (2/27)
Rep. Cole plans to introduce tribal amendment to VAWA bill (2/26)
MPR: Debating tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA update (2/26)
Opinion: Republicans sacrifice protections for Indian women (2/26)
Opinion: Flawed tribal jurisdiction provisions in House VAWA (2/26)
House to consider VAWA with different jurisdiction provisions (2/25)
NCAI denounces Sen. Grassley for 'fear mongering' on tribes (2/25)
Editorial: Congress must renew Violence Against Women Act (2/25)
Top GOP lawmaker doesn't think non-Indians will get fair trial (2/22)
GOP lawmakers introduce Violence Against Indian Women Act (2/21)
Tribal jurisdiction provisions of VAWA face questions in House (2/20)
Editorial: Close tribal jurisdiction loophole with VAWA update (2/19)
Rep. Tom Cole defends tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA (2/18)
Editorial: Congress must renew Violence Against Women Act (2/18)
NCAI President Keel calls on Congress to protect Indian women (2/15)
PRI: Professor Sarah Deer discusses tribal jurisdiction in VAWA (2/15)
Republican blames VAWA vote on tribal jurisdiction provisions (2/14)
Opinion: Tribal jurisdiction provision violates U.S. Constitution (2/14)
Tribes hail passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision (2/13)
Senate keeps tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA measure (2/12)
Senate set for vote on VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provisions (2/11)
Editorial: Reauthorize VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provisions (2/11)
Column: Failing to respond to violence against Native women (2/11)
Senate rejects alternative to VAWA without tribal jurisdiction (2/8)
Senate set to vote on VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision (2/7)
White House backs tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA bill (2/5)
Frontline: Closing a loophole in VAWA to help Native women (2/5)
Ryan Dreveskracht: Tribal provisions of VAWA up for debate (2/5)
Opinion: The Violence Against Women Act is on life support (01/28)
Matt Remle: Violence against women, violence against earth (1/25)
Haley Elkins: Media goes silent on the failure to pass VAWA (1/24)
NCAI calls on Congress to pass Violence Against Women Act (01/24)

Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:

Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Native Sun News: Alcohol a common factor in Rapid City murders (1/29)
Ivan Star: Ignoring alcoholism leads to destruction of the Lakota (1/29)
John Barrasso: Empowering Indian Country in the GOP Congress (1/29)
Criminal charges possible over mistreatment of Indian students (1/29)
Seneca Nation doesn't foresee taking action on legal marijuana (1/29)
Elderly member of Colville Tribes seriously injured in hit and run (1/29)
Fifteen charged over theft of Yakama Nation scholarship money (1/29)
Judge orders self-proclaimed 'shaman' back to custody in Texas (1/29)
Nevada City Rancheria objects to leasing of land to another tribe (1/29)
Mississippi Choctaws to hold grand opening for new $55M hospital (1/29)
Opinion: Celebrate the Native origin of the Seattle Seahawks logo (1/29)
First Nations Experience to grow with $6M from San Manuel Band (1/29)
Governor won't rethink Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (1/29)
Cayuga Nation back in court to defend Class II gaming operation (1/29)
Mohegan Tribe reports increase in revenue at gaming enterprise (1/29)
Gaming machines at non-Indian tracks stir controversy in Idaho (1/29)
Native Sun News: Tribes ask Obama to deny Keystone XL permit (1/28)
Native Sun News: Native youth take stand against Keystone bid (1/28)
Tara Houska: Respect treaties and reject Keystone XL Pipeline (1/28)
Mark Trahant: Obama administration steps up for environment (1/28)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds first meeting & hearing (1/28)
House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panel (1/28)
Opinion: Affordable Care Act offers behavorial health services (1/28)
Sami Jo Difuntorum: Support needed for Indian housing update (1/28)
Albert Bender: Stop glorification of Indian killer Andrew Jackson (1/28)
Amanda Blackhorse: Navajo leader defends racist NFL mascot (1/28)
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw: Our kids should be able to go anywhere (1/28)
Police probe racist treatment of Oglala youth at hockey game (1/28)
College basketball player proud to serve as Native role model (1/28)
Auburn Community buys stake in rock music festival company (1/28)
Former Pueblo leader ready to change plea in $3.6M theft case (1/28)
Young member of Meskwaki Tribe pleads guilty in murder case (1/28)
Mississippi Choctaws to debut casino after $70M in renovations (1/28)
Catawba Nation waits for BIA decision on off-reservation casino (1/28)
Member of Chehalis Tribe working on $40M expansion of casino (1/28)
Opinion: Decision on Menominee Nation casino makes no sense (1/28)
Editorial: Approve off-reservation casino for Ho-Chunk Nation (1/28)
Native Sun News: Chair of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe blasts report (1/27)
Native Sun News: Lummi Nation eyes halt to coal export project (1/27)
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (1/27)
First-ever conference to focus on marijuana in Indian Country (1/27)
Fort Peck Tribes moving towards full legalization of marijuana (1/27)
8th Circuit rules against Indian inmate in religious rights case (1/27)
Jennifer Denetdale: Film glosses over violence in border towns (1/27)
Isadore Boni: An Apache AIDS survivor completes first marathon (1/27)
Osage Nation expects to see $7.4M in Cobell consolidation offers (1/27)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.