Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
Every October, advocates and communities from across Indian Country and the United States rally together in honor of survivors of domestic violence and support abuse prevention as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
Navajo Nation Missing Persons founder Meskee Yatsayte wakes up every morning, scours social media for missing indigenous people and begins contacting families.
The Violence Against Women Act remains mired in partisan politics but tribes continue to utilize the law to protect their communities.
Two candidates. Two victory speeches. But only one of them will end up going to Congress.
Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) really Native American? Her campaign says DNA results prove she is.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be taking a closer look at violence against Native women.
Tribes across the nation, advocates for Native women and a bipartisan group of former federal prosecutors are taking a stand in one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in recent history.
The Pokagon Band is quitting the nation’s oldest and largest inter-tribal organization while Native women call for more accountability.
While you and your partner might be having fun getting to know each other, it’s important to watch for certain behaviors when dating someone new.
Abuse can be more than broken bones and black eyes, but other types of abuse can be harder to spot.
The cultural assault on sexual misconduct in America is moving beyond the halls of Capitol Hill and Hollywood and into Indian Country.
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and the producers of the critically-acclaimed Wind River film have cut ties with a prominent Hollywood executive who has been accused of numerous incidents of sexual assault.
Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.
'It’s a hard struggle when a member of your family passes away. But this Day of Awareness can mean that her memory will live on forever.'
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With all hope lost in the Trump administration, more tribes and tribal advocates are joining the court fight.
Advocates are calling for May 5 to be designated as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is starting the initiative.
A legal, regulatory and political push continues in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Three of the five commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are Native women.
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center submitted a brief in defense of a federal law that bars domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.
With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.
Key members of Congress vowed to support an expansion of tribal jurisdiction after a new report exposed the extent of the crisis.
Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, reminded attendees of the United State of Women Summit not to forget about the first Americans.
A new report from the Department of Justice makes the case for expanding tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.
Sometime this year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline expects to take the first call at a hotline created specifically to respond to tribal victims.
The Department of Justice is making the case for restoring tribal jurisdiction with data that confirms Native women and Native men are more likely to be victimized by non-Natives.
US v. Bryant will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against offenders who repeatedly abuse American Indian women.
Arguments in US v. Bryant, a case being watched closely by Native women and their advocates, will take place on April 19.
The 2013 reauthorization of the law recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to arrest, prosecute and punish non-Indians for certain domestic violence offenses.
Native women and their supporters will rally as the justices hear a critical tribal jurisdiction case on December 8.
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 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.
Further reason for concern in this case is the Amicus Brief filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt supporting Dollar General’s claim they cannot be prosecuted under the tribal court system because they are non-Indian.