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House Republican VAWA Bill Offers Strong Tribal Protections; Will Cantor Accept?
February 22, 2013
Republican House members Tom Cole (Okla.) and Darrell Issa (Calif.) on February 20 issued new Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) legislation that includes stronger tribal jurisdicti...
Grassley on VAWA: 'The Non-Indian Doesn't Get a Fair Trial'
February 21, 2013
As the Violence Against Women Act discussion moves to the Congressional side of D.C. following its Senate passing on February 12, some senators are still opposed to it. Take Sen...
Violence Against Women Act – Why Native Women Matter
February 18, 2013
The following is a column by Winona LaDuke originally published at News From Winona LaDuke originally published on February 13...
Sen. Cantwell Urges Swift Passage of Violence Against Women Act on Senate Floor With Tribal Provisions
February 09, 2013
Native American Women Become Bargaining Tool in VAWA Congress Negotiations
December 07, 2012
Tribal protections for Native women and families are one of the main issues being used as a bargaining tool by lawmakers in a last-ditch effort to get the Violence Against Women Ac...
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Roundup
August 16, 2012
Continuing Indian Country Today Media Network’s periodic roundup of court cases relevant to Indian country decided in the Ninth Circuit, we examine several new federal circuit cour...
Mashantucket Tribe Hires New Interim Police Chief
Gale Courey Toensing
August 01, 2012
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has a new top law enforcement administrator...
4 Questions With Affie Ellis on the Tribal Law and Order Act’s Current Status
July 31, 2012
In 2010, Congress passed the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA)...
Washington State Bill Could Dismantle State Jurisdiction Over American Indian Tribes
February 29, 2012
According to the Associated Press, a bill, HB 2233, was recently passed by the Washington state Senate by a vote of 42-6...
Intertribal Court Wins Recognition and Jurisdiction from Washington State Court
October 06, 2011
A recent child custody case in Valley Center, California became the latest example of how Southern California Intertribal Court has continued to expand its jurisdiction and gain re...
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