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RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol

 

September 18, 2019



WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Braving brutal temperatures and high humidity, Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol last week to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.

The 2013 version of VAWA included landmark provisions that recognize the inherent sovereignty of tribes to arrest, prosecute and sentence non-Indians who abuse their partners. The law was written to address high rates of victimization of Native women, accounting for statistics which show that most offenders are of another race.

http://www.indianz.com/News/2019/09/17/recap-sovereignty-and-native-womens-safe.asp

 

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