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Filed Under: Law | National
Lynn Armitage: Housing program aids Native violence survivors (03/05)
The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF), a pilot program in Washington that helped 681 domestic violence victims and their children over the last three years.

Filed Under: Law | National
Man from Omaha Tribe sentenced as habitual domestic offender (03/03)
Terry Harlan has prior domestic violence convictions that were used against him in the latest case.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Opinion: Native women won't feel safe without action in Canada (03/02)
Well, if honesty matters, then it should not surprise the federal government or the prime minister that indigenous people are literally at wits end about their treatment and Canada’s failure to value indigenous women’s lives.

Filed Under: Opinion
Elise Patkotak: Alaska must acknowledge high rate of violence (02/26)
According to the statistics published by the FBI, Alaska has a rate of 602.6 incidents of violent crime per 100,000 people.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Violence against women turns into violence against all (02/09)
Until women are safe in the home, none of us will be safe outside the home.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Jacqueline Keeler: NFL perpetuates violence against our women (02/09)
Native women are the only group more likely to be victimized by someone not of their race.

Filed Under: Opinion
Memory Dawn Long Chase: No easy answer on domestic abuse (01/12)
Maybe it’s the abusers who don’t have the strength to stop abusing their families for themselves.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
DOJ task force calls for tribal jurisdiction in child abuse cases (11/18)
The Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence issues its report after a year of work.

Filed Under: Opinion
Joanne Shenandoah: Protect our Native children from violence (11/18)
The co-chairs of the Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence discuss how to protect Native children.

Filed Under: Canada
Two charged with attempted murder in attack on Native girl (11/12)
The 16-year-old Native girl remains in intensive care after being left for dead in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Violence against Native women is on the rise (10/24)
Women residing on Indian reservations suffer domestic violence and physical assault at rates far exceeding women of other ethnicities.

Filed Under: National
Native advocates come together to combat domestic violence (10/23)
The Montana Native Women's Coalition is hosting a conference in Billings.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Rep. Don Young criticized for comments to high school students (10/22)
Witnesses say he went too far with remarks about domestic violence, youth suicide and same-sex marriage.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Mary Pember: Mental health system fails young Indian woman (10/15)
The struggles of Amelia Kay Looking Sabinsky, a member of the Fort Peck Tribes who died on August 19 at the age of 36.

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit bars use of tribal conviction in domestic assault case (10/01)
A tribal court conviction can't be used to prove an Indian defendant is a repeat domestic violence offender if the defendant wasn't provided with an attorney.

Filed Under: Canada | National
Native Sun News: Native women speaking out against violence (09/22)
A photo posted by First Nations woman, Sarah Rainville has gone viral and is giving those who are fed up with the high rates of violent crime against indigenous women in Canada.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Mike Wise: NFL leader must go over handling of domestic violence (09/09)
Washington Post columnist calls for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to step down over his handling of a player's domestic violence incident.

Filed Under: Law | National
DOJ awards grants to address violence in Bakken energy region (08/27)
Two tribes and one Native organization were among the seven grantees in Montana and North Dakota.

Filed Under: Opinion | World
Keith Harper: Eliminating violence against indigenous women (06/25)
As we prepare for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, we express great concern that indigenous women and girls often suffer multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and poverty.

Filed Under: Law
Appeals court upholds 65-year sentence for domestic offense (05/29)
Samuel John Pego was convicted for beating his girlfriend on the reservation.

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