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Cherokee Nation working to prosecute non-Indians under VAWA

 


The largest tribe in the United States plans to exercise its authority over non-Indian domestic violence offenders

The Violence Against Women Act recognizes tribal authority to arrest, prosecute and sentence certain non-Indians for certain offenses. Tribes must ensure their justice systems protect the rights of defendants in order to exercise their authority and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is very close to meeting the requirements of the landmark 2013 law, senior assistant attorney general Chrissi Ross Nimmo told Tulsa Business and Legal News.

http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/019992.asp

 

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