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US Ambassador Keith Harper: Violence Against Indigenous Women ‘Global Scourge’
Gale Courey Toensing
Describing violence against indigenous women and girls as a “global scourge,” Keith Harper, the United States ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council, called on the w...
Work Still Left to Be Done, Tony West: Repeal VAWA to Include Alaska
As the Advisory Committee of the Attorney General’s Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence held its final public meeting in Anchorage, Alaska ...
Justice Long Denied Comes to Indian Country; First Post-VAWA Trial Set
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Arizona is making history. Nearly 40 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Oliphant v...
Tony West on ICWA: ‘We Will Continue to Stand Up for ICWA’
The following are the remarks of Associate Attorney General Tony West as delivered at the National Indian Child Welfare Association’s 32nd annual Protecting Our Children Conference...
NCAI Celebrates Passage of VAWA on One-Year Anniversary
The Violence Against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA) recently turned a year old, and as tribes around the country are working on pilot programs the National Congress of American Indians r...
Sen. Begich Speaks Out on Indian & Alaska Native Concerns
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) has served in the Senate since January 2009...
Heitkamp: National Report Reinforces Need to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Native Youth
Three Tribes to Exercise Jurisdiction Over Non-Indian Perpetrators Under VAWA
Three American Indian tribes—the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, and the Umatilla Tribes of Oregon—will be the first in the nation exercise their i...
World Conference of Indigenous Women Urges Speaking With Same Voice
Indigenous women around the world suffer from various forms of violence, from child marriage and domestic violence to loss of the land that sustains them and their families, accord...
Ending Violence Against Women: 19 Years of Progress
Today marks the 19 th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)...
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