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Native Sun News: Tribes meet to discuss VAWA implementation (04/10)
Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices of both North and South Dakota and Nebraska met with tribal officials to discuss how to implement the federal guidelines which will enable them to utilize the new provisions of the Violence Against Woman Act.

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California Indian Legal Services announces new VAWA project (04/06)
The project will provide advocacy and legal services to domestic violence survivors in San Diego County.

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US Attorneys host tribes for Violence Against Women Act session (04/02)
Tribes can arrest, prosecute and try non-Indians for certain domestic violence offenses as long as their justice systems protect the constitutional rights of defendants.

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Pascua Yaqui Tribe prosecutes 19 non-Indian cases with VAWA (03/20)
Of the 19 cases, 18 involved children in the home and some were assaulted, the tribe's top law enforcer said.

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LTBB News: Little Traverse Bay Bands to exercise VAWA power (03/19)
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is the first in Michigan to adopt the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.

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Eastern Cherokees make changes to exercise VAWA authority (03/18)
The tribe is looking at its jury selection rules in order to arrest, prosecute and sentence non-Indian domestic violence offenders.

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Tribes in Montana still looking at jurisdiction provisions in VAWA (03/13)
The Crow Tribe and the Chippewa Cree Tribe aren't ready but the Fort Peck Tribes are among the first in the nation to exercise authority over non-Indians.

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Fort Peck Tribes ready to exercise VAWA power over non-Indians (03/12)
The tribe made changes to its laws and court procedures to ensure compliance with the landmark federal law.

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White House Blog: Tribes make communities safer with VAWA (03/11)
Women in Native communities are victims of domestic violence at higher rates than the general population, and often at the hands of non-Indian men.

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Bishop Paiute Tribe sues county for interfering with sovereignty (03/11)
The tribe and the county, who clashed before the U.S. Supreme Court over a decade ago, are back at it again.

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Tribes in pilot project filed 26 VAWA cases against non-Indians (03/10)
The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to prosecute non-Indians.

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Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA (03/09)
Tribes nationwide are able to hold non-Indian domestic violence offenders accountable for crimes in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC meeting (02/27)
The status of leadership at the Indian Health Service, updates from members of Congress and a tribal court jurisdiction case were some highlights from this week's session.

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Updates from day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session (02/26)
Contract support costs, the Violence Against Women Act and Supreme Court litigation were some of highlights from the second day of the meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Tribes in Maine face opposition to jurisdiction over non-Indians (02/24)
Attorney General Janet Mills claims the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 does not apply to tribes in the state.

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National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (02/23)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

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Law Article: Indian Country saw positive developments in 2014 (02/04)
From the favorable Supreme Court decision in the Bay Mills case through the issuance by the U.S. Attorney General of principles for working with tribes, the year started and ended with key legal advancements for tribal interests.

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Bill requires law degree to join Navajo Nation Supreme Court (02/03)
The change could enable the court to exercise expanded authority under the Tribal Law and Order Act and the Violence Against Women Act.

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Obama signs measure to extend VAWA tribal provision to Alaska (12/19)
Alaska tribes -- like those in the lower 48 -- will be able to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders.

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Karla General: Putting words into action for indigenous peoples (12/16)
For the first time in the history of international human rights, indigenous peoples were seen as equals, entitled to all the rights guaranteed to all other human beings.

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