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Bill in Senate expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders

 


A bill introduced in the Senate this week marks the first major proposal to expand tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians since a hard-fought victory three years ago.

In 2013, Congress enacted the Violence Against Women Act to recognize tribal authority over all offenders, regardless of race. Tribes and Native women lobbied for the landmark provision for decades in order to combat high rates of domestic violence in Indian Country.

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