After A Year of Fighting, Congress Passes VAWA--and Protects Native Women

Today history has been made in the United States and Indian Country. The Violence Against Women Act has finally been reauthorized by both the Senate and the House of Representatives with full tribal provisions. Native American women now have a first line of defense to protect them against sexual and domestic violence. Wilson Pipestem of the Indian Law Resource Center called this, “The single most important piece of Indian law since treaty days.” ...more
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