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  • Native American kids need more protection, advisory panel tells Holder in new report

    Sari Horwitz, Washington Post|Nov 19, 2014

    A panel of Indian-country experts will recommend to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday that tribes be allowed to criminally prosecute non-Indians who sexually or physically abuse Native American children on tribal land, saying that juveniles on reservations are living with “dire” levels of violence and poverty. The recommendation addresses a loophole in a law passed by Congress last year. The measure allowed the nation’s 566 federally recognized tribes for the first time to prosecute non-Indians who commit certain crimes of domes...

  • New law offers protection to abused Native American women

    Sari Horwitz, Washington Post|Feb 10, 2014

    In WHITE EARTH NATION, Minn. - Lisa Brunner remembers the first time she saw her stepfather beat her mother. She was 4 years old, cowering under the table here on the Ojibwe reservation, when her stepfather grabbed his shotgun from the rack. She heard her mother scream, "No, David! No!" "He starts beating my mother over the head and I could hear the sickening thud of the butt of the shotgun over her head," Brunner said. "Then he put the gun back on the rack and called her a bitch. He slammed...