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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to sign MOU with federal prosecutors





The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is signing a memorandum of understanding with federal prosecutors in two states today.

The agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in North Dakota and the U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota authorizes the hiring of a special prosecutor to prosecute violence against women cases in federal and tribal courts. Funding is being provided by the Office on Violence against Women at the Department of Justice, according to a press release.

Tribes in Montana, Nebraska and New Mexico are participating in the same program.

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