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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.

Filed Under: Law | National
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.

Filed Under: Law | National
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.

Filed Under: Opinion
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.

Filed Under: Law | National
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.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
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.

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

Filed Under: Law | National
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.

Filed Under: Law | National
Al Jazeera: Pascua Yaqui Tribe looks for justice under VAWA (04/24)
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona is one of the first tribes to exercise authority over non-Indian domestic violence offenders.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Pascua Yaqui Tribe faces a test of jurisdiction under VAWA (04/21)
All eyes are on the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona as it prosecutes three non-Indian offenders.

Filed Under: Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on five bills (04/02)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon to consider five bills.

Filed Under: Politics
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills (04/01)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and hearing tomorrow.

Filed Under: Law | National
Pascua Yaqui Tribe exercises VAWA jurisdiction in five cases (04/01)
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona is currently prosecuting five non-Indian domestic violence offenders.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on five bills (03/24)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, April 2.

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