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Cherokee Nation receives nearly $400,000 federal grant to help prosecute sexual assault cases


TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma — The Cherokee Nation has received a grant of almost $400,000 to increase awareness of sexual assault against women and help prosecute violations.

The Oklahoma-based tribe is among seven agencies and the only tribe in the nation to receive part of $2.7 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice as part of an initiative to fight sexual assault against women.


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