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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Wind River

The Wind River film touched on many issues that Native people face. A wildlife officer, the protagonist, found the body of an 18-year-old Native woman; an autopsy later revealed that she was raped.  539 more words

Tribal Law Journal

A journalist’s pocket guide to covering domestic violence in Indian Country

by AJ Earl

For a majority of Indigenous people in the United States, interpersonal violence is a sad fact of life. In 2016, the National Institute of Justice reported that 84 percent of Native Americans were the victims of violence. 594 more words


Spouses in Immigration

The  Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) does not define “spouse.”  However, the marriage must be valid where the couple got married, and also where the couple resides. 443 more words

Family Immigration

Call to Action! Please send letters of support for Housing Court to State Budget Committee

PASSED AS PART OF THE BUDGET – THIS EXPANSION WILL BE FUNDED! Help us bring a Housing Court to Cape Cod and the Islands!  We need letters of support to go to MA Legislative Budget Conference Committee. 664 more words


Oakland Community College (OCC) was one of three finalists out of 1,400 community colleges nationwide to be honored at the American Association of Community Colleges…

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PEACe in: SIUE has a new Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Initiative

On the heels of our previous blog entry on sexual assault for April, which is sexual assault awareness month, we have good news from a new SIUE staff member whose job is entirely focused on this and related issues.   638 more words

Show your Support for Programs and Services Vital to the Safety and Well-Being of Victim and Survivors

Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI-04) is circulating her annual Dear Colleague letter requesting funding for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA), which funds programs and services vital to the safety and well-being of victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and other forms of gender-based violence. 90 more words

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