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VAWA & The SAVE Native Women Act

I am interested in the VAWA and SAVE Native Women Act because violence on reservations is ignored by the government.  Some Native American women are raped/abused on their reservation and the violator doesn’t get prosecuted for it. 348 more words

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NYTs: Timothy Egan on Indian Country Crime ("Science and Sensibility")


An excerpt:

For American Indians, living nearly invisible lives on archipelagos of native culture, irrational Republican philosophy has been particularly cruel. There are more than 300 reservations throughout the land — nations within a nation, sovereign to a point.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Navajo President Lauds Passage of VAWA Reauthorization

Navajo President Ben Shelly Praises House Passage of Domestic Violence Bill
Bill affirms tribal sovereignty

WASHINGTON—Navajo Nation President Shelly praised the House for passing the broad… 230 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Key Primary Documents in the VAWA Reauthorization Fight

Since it is the mission of Turtle Talk to make primary documents available to the Indian law community, here are many of the primary documents we have made available in this long-running political fight to enact what was once known as the SAVE Native Women Act in the Violence against Women Act Reauthorization: 194 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Congress Passes VAWA Reauthorization with Tribal Jurisdiction Provisions Intact

Today, by a vote of 286 to 138 (update: vote link), the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. 65 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher