indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+ indianz.com on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
Health Coverage for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
DOJ awards grants to address violence in Bakken energy region

Filed Under: Law | National
More on: 113th, crime, doj, energy, fort peck, jon tester, mha nation, montana, scia, tony west, trafficking, violence, women
     


The logo of the First Nations Women's Alliance in North Dakota. Image from Facebook

The Department of Justice awarded $3 million in grants to combat domestic and sexual violence in the Bakken energy region of Montana and North Dakota.

Two tribes and one Native organization were among the seven grantees. Associate Attorney General Tony West said the money will help address "escalated rates of violence," including crimes against Native women, in an area he visited earlier this year.

"We met with service providers from around the state who told us of their inability to absorb the sudden increase in demand for victim's services," West said at the 22nd annual Four Corners Conference in Arizona on Tuesday, according to his prepared remarks. "And I heard tragic stories of sexual exploitation suffered by women and girls."

The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota and the First Nations Women's Alliance in North Dakota received grants. The two tribes are receiving $450,000 each for a special prosecutor who will focus on violence against Native women.

The announcement came as Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, prepares to hold a listening session on human trafficking in Indian Country. One focus will be domestic and sexual violence in the Bakken region.

The session, which is open to the public, takes place at the Fort Peck Community College tomorrow afternoon.

Get the Story:
$3M in grants to go to fight violence against women in Bakken (The Dickinson Press 8/26)

Related Stories:
Sen. Jon Tester to hold session on trafficking in Indian Country (8/26)


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Obama administration asks tribes about infrastructure projects (9/23)
House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property (9/23)
Mike Rounds: Righting historical wrongs against Native citizens (9/23)
Indian Health Service names new medical officer in Great Plains (9/23)
Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations (9/23)
Native Sun News Today: Democrat accepts invitation to debate (9/23)
Jeffrey Whalen: A failed experiment in socialism at Pine Ridge (9/23)
Mary Annette Pember: A young boy's journey to Standing Rock (9/23)
Harlan McKosato: Obama must keep promise to Indian people (9/23)
Dean Suagee: Native input needed to guide future of our parks (9/23)
Another North Dakota tribe battles pipeline company in court (9/23)
Rosebud Sioux Tribe extends Class III gaming compact again (9/23)
Top gaming executive on Navajo Nation put on leave with pay (9/23)
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (9/22)
Republican lawmaker eagerly defends Dakota Access Pipeline (9/22)
Appeals court in DC sets stage for October 5 #NoDAPL hearing (9/22)
Bureau of Indian Affairs role in #NoDAPL 'task force' in doubt (9/22)
Miami language champion Daryl Baldwin earns 'genius grant' (9/22)
Landowners from Lower Brule Sioux Tribe see $11M in offers (9/22)
Mark Trahant: Politicians can no longer ignore the Native vote (9/22)
Native Sun News Today: Nation rallies to #NoDAPL movement (9/22)
Dave Archambault Sr.: History unfolds on Standing Rock land (9/22)
David Ganje: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe takes stand for water (9/22)
Democracy Now: Sacred Stone Camp founder standing ground (9/22)
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site (9/22)
Harold Monteau: #NoDAPL movement draws a line in the sand (9/22)
Judge restores affidavit option for North Dakota Native voters (9/22)
Editorial: Long overdue federal recognition for Virginia tribes (9/22)
Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in fight over casino (9/22)
California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts (9/22)
County sheriff leads investigation into #NoDAPL confrontation (9/21)
Federal appeals court sets October 5 hearing in #NoDAPL case (9/21)
Tribes deliver Wisconsin firewood to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (9/21)
Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol Hill (9/21)
Uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (9/21)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.