Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Pioneering tribes share experiences with prosecuting non-Indians


Three pioneering tribes that have been prosecuting non-Indians for domestic violence offenses have yet to see any challenges to their inherent authority.

Th Violence Against Women Act of 2013 included landmark provisions that recognize tribal authority over certain non-Indian offenders. At the time, some conservative Republicans questioned whether the provision was constitutional.


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