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VAWA Tribal Trial Advocacy Skills Training at Eastern Band Cherokee


August 24-26, 2016
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation Cherokee, North Carolina

The BIA Office of Justice Services and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation present a free training for tribal judges, prosecutors, public defenders and tribal leaders in trial advocacy skills and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Special Domestic Violence Jurisdiction over Non-Indians.

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Tribal Courts

Lionfish Likely to Stay in Gulf

The 2nd Annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness wrapped up this Sunday in Pensacola.

And this year the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the invasive fish came in bigger and more plentiful than ever before. 230 more words



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基于针对妇女暴力法案(VAWA)的修改,移民局在2016年3月8日公布新的工卡政策。这个政策是允许某些非移民身份的配偶,假如能够证明受到他们的配偶虐待,可以申请有效期为两年的工卡。这个政策只适用于以下非移民身份的配偶:A (外交官员),E-3(澳大利亚公民的工作签证身份),G (外国政府或国际组织工作人员),H (工作签证身份)。



Tribal leaders attend briefing on the Implementation of the Violence Against Women Act: Push to Further Protect Native Women

More than 100 people accepted the invitation to attend a congressional briefing, Violence Against Women and Implementation of VAWA 2013 Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction held February 23, 2016 in Washington, D.C. 918 more words


From Memphis to Oklahoma City: How Black Women have led America’s Organized Anti-Rape Efforts

The Memphis Riots of 1866 are of deep historical significance as they mark the first documented case in the United States on an organized effort to combat rape. 686 more words


On Having (Data) & (Set) Backs

I write poems to the institution. Our relationship is a troublesome one – if it were romantic, many would have urged me to leave it at once.*** I see it in the pain and anger that carries each line to its end. 1,219 more words
Jéssica Valenzuela