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Ending 'life of violence': Raising awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and events are being held at the local, state and national level to allow people to reflect on the movement and discuss the work that still needs to be done.... Read more»

Tribal officials, advocates hail renewal of Violence Against Women Act

Tribal leaders and others across the country are applauding the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which includes the extension of tribal jurisdiction over non-Native perpetrators of sexual violence, sex trafficking, stalking, child violence, and obstruction of justice.... Read more»

COVID aid stripped from U.S. spending bill after protests states would lose relief money

Congressional leaders pulled more than $15 billion in emergency COVID-19 aid from a government funding bill after infuriated Democrats said their states would get shut out of promised cash from a 2021 pandemic relief package. ... Read more»

No evidence of Ducey claim that victims are being charged $800 for rape kits

In his State of the State speech earlier this month, Gov. Doug Ducey claimed that women are being charged up to $800 in processing fees for rape kits — which would be illegal under federal law — but it's unclear whether that's actually happening.... Read more»

'A matter of dignity': Biden signs executive order to address violence against Indigenous people

President Joe Biden signed an executive order at the White House Tribal Nations Summit directing federal agencies to create a strategy that will improve the public safety and justice for Native Americans, as well as address the crisis of missing or murdered Indigenous peoples.... Read more»

Advocates worry as 'domestic violence green cards' get greater scrutiny

Applications for “domestic violence green cards” have risen steadily since the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, but the percentage flagged possibly fraudulent has risen at an even faster pace.... Read more»

House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women

Arizona lawmakers questioned administration officials Wednesday on what they are doing to deal with the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.... Read more»

Partisan House vote renews Violence Against Women Act; Senate fate unclear

Two months after it let the Violence Against Women Act lapse, the House voted to renew the 25-year-old law that extends protections for victims of domestic violence.... Read more»

Pascua Yaqui: Domestic violence pilot 'very successful,' but hurdles remain

The Pascua Yaqui tribe was one of three to pilot a program allowing tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians for acts of violence against women on reservations.... Read more»

Tribal leaders meet in Washington to hear from Obama, Cabinet officials

The effect of climate change on tribes in the Southwest was just one of the topics at the wide-ranging White House Tribal Nations Conference, which featured the president and much of his Cabinet. ... Read more»