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Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measure (11/19)
Sen. Mark Begich (D) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) have drafted a new version in hopes of getting the bill passed before the end of the 113th Congress.

Filed Under: Opinion
Eric Holder: Responding to sexual violence in Indian Country (11/18)
Discussing the work of the American Indian/Alaska Native Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team Initiative.

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DOJ task force calls for tribal jurisdiction in child abuse cases (11/18)
The Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence issues its report after a year of work.

Filed Under: Opinion
Garfield Steele: Oglala Sioux Tribe must protect our children (11/17)
Council member for the Oglala Sioux Tribe says sexual predators who live on the reservation should be revealed.

Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Violence against women cannot be trivialized (11/06)
Violence against women has no place on the college campus.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on childhood trauma (11/06)
The committee will be changing to Republican hands after the current session of Congress.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Sen. Mark Begich trails in contested Senate matchup in Alaska (11/05)
Less than 4 percentage points separate the incumbent Democrat from Republican Dan Sullivan.

Filed Under: Education | Law
Haskell University turns attention to violence against women (11/04)
Only a handful sexual assaults have been reported in the last few years.

Filed Under: Politics
Red Lake News: Tribe welcomes Sen. Tester and Sen. Franken (10/31)
October 19, 2014, found the Red Lake Tribal Council Headquarters a busy place as two U.S. Senators visited with tribal leaders about issues of concern to the Red Lake Nation.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Violence against Native women is on the rise (10/24)
Women residing on Indian reservations suffer domestic violence and physical assault at rates far exceeding women of other ethnicities.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Michael Baines: Senate candidate battles Alaska Native rights (10/23)
The chairman of the Sitka Tribe, says Republican Dan Sullivan has trampled on Alaska Native rights.

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Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (09/26)
From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.

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Interview with Sarah Deer about violence against Native women (09/24)
Mary Hudetz interviews attorney and professor Sarah Deer about her work to prevent violence against Native women.

Filed Under: Law | National
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.

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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.

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