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Appropriations bill adds $10M for tribal courts in PL280 states (07/01)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said the money will help tribes strengthen their justice systems.

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Eastern Cherokees assert authority in all domestic violence cases (06/16)
The tribe can arrest, prosecute and try non-Indians who commit certain offenses on the reservation.

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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate ready to exercise VAWA jurisdiction (05/22)
The tribe has reached an agreement to house certain inmates in a North Dakota county jail.

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Pascua Yaqui Tribe hosts Violence Against Women Act training (05/20)
The Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training was held in conjunction with the Bureau of Indian Affairs earlier this month.

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Bill allows Maine tribes to follow VAWA jurisdiction provisions (05/12)
The Penobscot Nation and the Passamauquoddy Tribe want to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders.

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Non-Indian violates Rosebud Sioux Tribe banish order again (05/08)
Steven Nichols is a repeat offender -- he's been convicted four times since 2013 of criminal trespass on the reservation.

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Senate votes to confirm Loretta Lynch as next attorney general (04/24)
The federal prosecutor from New York is the first African American woman to lead the Department of Justice.

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Senate to vote on long-delayed Attorney General nomination (04/22)
If confirmed, Loretta Lynch would be the first African American woman to lead the Department of Justice.

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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.

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