Tag Archives: sexual violence

FRONTLINE Story on PBS: Predator on the Reservation

FRONTLINE and The Wall Street Journal investigate the decades-long failure to stop a government doctor accused of sexually abusing Native American boys for years, and examine how he moved from reservation to reservation despite warnings. Here is another article for … Continue reading

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Amber Halldin on Tribal Civil Responses to Non-Indian Violence Against Women

Amber Halldin (my former student at UND!) has published “Restoring the Victim and the Community: A Look at the Tribal Response to Sexual Violence Committed by Non-Indians in Indian Country through Non-Criminal Approaches” in the North Dakota Law Review. An … Continue reading

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Biden Promises More Justice on Reservations

Biden promises more justice on reservations By JODI RAVE of the Missoulian KALISPELL – On Sunday, Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden said an Obama-Biden administration would increase federal prosecutions in Indian Country and strengthen tribal court jurisdiction over crimes … Continue reading

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Amnesty Letter to NYTs Editor re: Indian Justice

From NYTs: Re “Broken Justice in Indian Country” (Op-Ed, Aug. 11): N. Bruce Duthu rightly points to the need to restore tribal authority over cases of rape and sexual assault committed against Native American and Alaska Native women and to … Continue reading

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Bruce Duthu NYT Op/Ed on Tribal Justice

From the NYTs: ONE in three American Indian women will be raped in their lifetimes, statistics gathered by the United States Department of Justice show. But the odds of the crimes against them ever being prosecuted are low, largely because … Continue reading

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The Legal Needs of Native American Survivors of Sexual Violence

From the Sexual Violence Law Center: Report

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CERD Concluding Observations Address Discrimination Against Native Americans

The Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) included several recommendations focused on discrimination against Native Americans in its concluding observations on the latest periodic report submitted by the United States. It expressed particular concerns about persistent sexual violence … Continue reading

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Sen. Dorgan Concept Paper on Violent Crime in Indian Country

From Sen. Dorgan’s office: November 7th, 2007 – Over the past year, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held three oversight hearings, a series of listening sessions, and multiple meetings with tribal leaders to discuss the longstanding problem of … Continue reading

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Congressional Authority to Reaffirm Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction over Non-Indians

The recent testimony before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee regarding the possible Congressional reaffirmation of tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indian domestic violence and sexual assault perpetrators — that we blogged about earlier — is now complete with the final version … Continue reading

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Violence Against Indian Women

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee heard powerful testimony from Indian women last week on the pervasive problem of violence against women. Riyaz Kanji of Ann Arbor’s Kanji & Katzen testified that Congress has authority to extend criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians … Continue reading

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