Tag Archives: VAWA Reauthorization

DOJ Tribal Consultation on Domestic Violence in Fairbanks, AK (May 1, 2019)

From Monique Vondall: I was at the historic consultation — a first — with the DOJ regarding domestic violence funding for Indian Country. Of the $169 million in grants available only 59 tribes applied and the cap of $500,000 only … Continue reading

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Mother Jones: “Native Women Are Already Extremely Vulnerable to Domestic Violence. Congress Is About to Make It Worse.”

Here.

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TeenVogue: “The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Expires September 30, Leaving Indigenous Women Especially Vulnerable”

Here.

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AG Nominee Jeff Sessions Testifies on VAWA 2015 Tribal Court Jurisdiction(Sorta)

Here is the CSPAN transcript and video link. Here are excerpts (taken from uncorrected closed captioning) from the testimony at 1:41:48: SO, WHEN WE VOTED IN THE COMMITTEE, EIGHT OF THE NINE REPUBLICANS VOTED AGAINST THE BILL. ONE OF THE … Continue reading

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DOJ One-Pager on the Tribal Jurisdiction Provisions of the VAWA Reauthorization

Here: VAWA 2013 and Tribal Jurisdiction Over Non-Indian Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (FINAL – 03-26-13)

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Biden and Obama Remarks at VAWA Signing Ceremony

Highlight quote from the President: Tribal governments have an inherent right to protect their people, and all women deserve the right to live free from fear. And that is what today is all about. 2:16 P.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT: … Continue reading

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NCAI Release on VAWA Signing Ceremony with Pres. Obama

Violence Against Women Act Signed Into Law; NCAI Begins Implementation Coordination NCAI Members join President Obama and Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, and Advocates to Celebrate Passage of Protections for All Women NCAI’s Creative Commons photos available for use … Continue reading

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NYTs: Timothy Egan on Indian Country Crime (“Science and Sensibility”)

Here. An excerpt: For American Indians, living nearly invisible lives on archipelagos of native culture, irrational Republican philosophy has been particularly cruel. There are more than 300 reservations throughout the land — nations within a nation, sovereign to a point. … Continue reading

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Tracing the Right to Counsel in the VAWA Reauthorization Act

Been asked this so here goes. Does the new statute require tribes to guarantee counsel to indigent defendants in special tribal domestic violence prosecutions of non-Indians? Yes, the answer is (as Yoda would say) (and assuming President Obama doesn’t veto). … Continue reading

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Salazar, Washburn Commend Passage of VAWA Reauthorization

Legislation Recognizes and Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction over Non-Indians in Domestic Violence Crimes 02/28/2013 Contact: Jessica Kershaw (202) 208-6416 WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today praised the passage … Continue reading

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