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'What she say, it be law': Tribes protected their women before being stripped of sovereignty
'What she say, it be law': Tribes protected their women before being stripped of sovereignty (March 25, 2019)

Native women are changing the narrative as they continue to secure safety for their sisters.


Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters
Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters (February 15, 2017)

Advocates are calling for May 5 to be designated as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.


Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violence
Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violence (June 28, 2016)

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center submitted a brief in defense of a federal law that bars domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.


Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty
Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty (June 14, 2016)

Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.


Native women to rally at Supreme Court for upcoming case
Native women to rally at Supreme Court for upcoming case (November 11, 2015)

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is teaming up with The Monument Quilt to bring the stories of Native survivors to the nation's capital.


Native women defend tribal jurisdiction in Supreme Court case
Native women defend tribal jurisdiction in Supreme Court case (October 26, 2015)

Native advocates are worried that the justices will send the wrong message to Native women and Native children, who are victimized at rates far higher than their counterparts.