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Alaska to recognize tribal domestic violence protection orders (07/31)
Attorney General Craig Richards issued a formal opinion that said the orders to not have to be entered into the state system to be valid.

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Julian Brave NoiseCat: Native issues you aren't hearing about (07/30)
Most of the recent headlines about indigenous Americans have had to do with a certain D.C. football team, or a surpassingly dumb Adam Sandler movie.

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Congress fails to provide funds to help tribes comply with VAWA (07/29)
The Violence Against Women Act of 2013 authorized $25 million over five years but none of the money has been made available to Indian Country.

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Ambassador Harper discusses violence against indigenous women (07/09)
Ambassador Keith Harper and former White House aide Jodi Gillette participate in a discussion at the session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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Native Sun News: Oglala leader blames deaths on domestic violence (07/06)
President John Yellow Bird Steele issued Proclamation No. 15-06 declaring action on domestic violence.

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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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