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Sarah Deer wins genius grant for work to protect Native women (09/17)
The Muscogee Nation citizen's efforts led to the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act and the inclusion of tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Ten reasons why every Native person should vote (09/15)
There are reasons to vote. Examples big and small that show how we can make a difference

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: DOJ report highlights activity in Indian Country (09/10)
Last week the Department of Justice released a second report to congress highlighting its work in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National
Vice President Biden to commemorate 20th anniversary of VAWA (09/08)
Tribal leaders will be joining Biden at the event in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Sen. Begich playing politics with Native women's issues (09/08)
We have decided as Alaska Native women to respond to Heather Kendall-Miller and Lloyd Miller’s egregious op-ed about Dan Sullivan and Sen. Mark Begich.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Grants help tribes fight violence against women (09/05)
Speaking to tribes from across the Four Corners area, Associate Attorney General, Tony West, announced last week a release of $3 million in grants from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, designed to increase the capability of tribes.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Heather Kendall-Miller: GOP candidate a threat to Native rights (08/26)
Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s record is clear: he is a staunch opponent of Native rights.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Tribes need greater control of justice on reservations (08/18)
Attorneys discuss the need for tribes to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians in the wake of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tanya Lee: Violence against Native women a national disgrace (07/30)
Tanya H. Lee writes about the history of federal Indian law and policy leading up to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

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Al Jazeera: Advocates seek inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA (07/21)
Al Jazeera reports on efforts to include Alaska Natives in the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

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Tulalip Tribes prosecutor gets expanded authority under VAWA (07/15)
The tribe will work closely federal prosecutors on domestic violence matters.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Opinion: Include Alaska in tribal jurisdiction provisions of VAWA (07/07)
David Voluck, a judge for tribes in Alaska, calls on Congress to include Alaska Natives in the Violence Against Women Act.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Opinion: Alaska already recognizes tribal court protection orders (06/30)
Alaska officials claim the state recognizes tribal protection orders despite the exclusion of Alaska tribes from the Violence Against Women Act.

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Troy Eid: Progress on improving public safety for Alaska Natives (06/23)
Troy Eid, the chairman of the Indian Law and Order Commission, welcomes support for including Alaska tribes in the Violence Against Women Act.

Filed Under: National | World
Ambassador Harper discusses racism against Native peoples (06/19)
Cherokee Nation citizen cited discrimination in housing, denial of religious freedoms and high rates of violence against Native women.

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Mary Hudetz: Slow moving justice for women in Indian Country (06/16)
Mary Hudetz says the Tribal Law and Order Act and the Violence Against Women Act still don't fully protect Native women from violence.

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DOJ supports bill to include Alaska tribes in VAWA jurisdiction (06/12)
S.1474, the Alaska Safe Families and Village, repeals restriction on Alaska tribes.

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Attorney General Holder addresses Indian Country initiatives (06/06)
Leader of Department of Justice spoke to tribal leaders and met with Native youth.

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Blog: Tribal jurisdiction provisions in VAWA face legal scrutiny (05/28)
Supreme Court is likely to consider legality of tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (05/19)
Seven bills are on the agenda while the hearing will focus on Indian education.

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