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Biden and Obama Remarks at VAWA Signing Ceremony

Highlight quote from the President:

Tribal governments have an inherent right to protect their people, and all women deserve the right to live free from fear.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

NCAI Release on VAWA Signing Ceremony with Pres. Obama

Violence Against Women Act Signed Into Law;
NCAI Begins Implementation Coordination

NCAI Members join President Obama and Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, and Advocates to Celebrate Passage of Protections for All Women… 514 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

No One Should Have to Live in Fear of Violence

By Valerie Jarrett

Today, President Obama signed a bill that both strengthened and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Thanks to this bipartisan agreement, thousands of women and men across the country who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking will be able to access resources they need in their communities to help heal from their trauma. 641 more words


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

Tracing the Right to Counsel in the VAWA Reauthorization Act

Been asked this so here goes. Does the new statute require tribes to guarantee counsel to indigent defendants in special tribal domestic violence prosecutions of non-Indians? 299 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Salazar, Washburn Commend Passage of VAWA Reauthorization

Legislation Recognizes and Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction over Non-Indians in Domestic Violence Crimes


Contact: Jessica Kershaw (202) 208-6416

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. 382 more words