Tag Archives: Violence Against Women Act

Save the Date: Implementing VAWA in California

Download(PDF): VAWA conference flyer YT 10 16 Implementing VAWA in California: Navigating Jurisdictional Waters Yurok Tribal Office, Klamath, CA November 17-18, 2016 This FREE regional training event will address topics including: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Recognition and Enforcement of Tribal … Continue reading

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Tulalip Tribe’s Written Testimony Submitted to Senate Indian Affairs Committee

Download Tulalip’s June 1st letter and attachments here. Link to previous coverage of S.2785 and S.2920 here.

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Three Day VAWA Training and Mock Trial at Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

1. Save-the-Date SWO VAWA (PDF) 2. Conference Registration – SWO VAWA Training (PDF) 3. Agenda (DRAFT) SWO VAWA (PDF)

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Eastern Band Cherokee Convict Another Using VAWA

Press release from the Tribal Prosecutor’s office here.

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Key Primary Documents in the VAWA Reauthorization Fight

Since it is the mission of Turtle Talk to make primary documents available to the Indian law community, here are many of the primary documents we have made available in this long-running political fight to enact what was once known … Continue reading

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VAWA Bill Set for Vote on Monday, NCAI Press Release

The official NCAI Press Release Here. Senator Coburn has filed an amendment to strip the tribal provisions from VAWA. Here Letter from NCAI Task Force co-chairs expressing opposition to amendments like the Coburn Amendment Here Excerpt from the letter: The NCAI Task … Continue reading

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Petitioning Congress: Pass a Better Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA) Now!

The Indian Law Resource Center has launched a petition asking Congress to stand with Indian nations to stop the epidemic of violence against Native women.  Join the petition and urge Congress to pass a better, stronger VAWA now that will … Continue reading

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Crosscut: “Revictimizing Native Women for Political Purposes”

Here. An excerpt: Early this week, two U.S. House Representatives members and the Tacoma News Tribune took clear stands against protecting women from sexual assault.  Representatives Todd Akin, R-Missouri, and Steve King, R-Iowa, did so by promoting the concept of “legitimate … Continue reading

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ICT Article on Paul Ryan’s American Indian Outlook


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NYT/AP Coverage of Tribal Advocacy in Favor of the SAVE Native Women Act


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