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Senate panel backs victim services and transportation bills (07/23)
Democrats raised concerns about the lack of tribal consultation and funding commitments at a business meeting on Capitol Hill.

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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold business meeting (07/20)
Lawmakers will consider a bill to address the lack of victim services in Indian Country while the other addresses road and bridge safety on reservations.

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Lakota Country Times: Rosebud residents walk to honor victim (07/16)
Local residents joined family members to walk with the red Silent Witness silhouettes to remember a Rosebud Sioux woman who was brutally murdered by her domestic partner.

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9th Circuit divided on tribal convictions in domestic violence cases (07/07)
The use of tribal convictions in domestic violence cases could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court for review.

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Taos Pueblo man sentenced to seven years in prison for stabbing (07/03)
The victim suffered serious wounds in his upper chest near his heart and had to be airlifted to a hospital.

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Crow Creek Sioux man sentenced for assaults in domestic cases (06/29)
Derek Kennedy admitted that he assaulted his domestic partner and a Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer.

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Arrest made in connection with death of Oglala Sioux woman (06/22)
Duane Benson is facing a federal arson charge for an incident prior to the death of Jessie Waters on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

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Sault Tribe member recognized for work at U.S. Attorney's Office (06/19)
David Adams developed and implemented a program to combat violence against Native women in New Mexico.

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Senate committee upset by testimony at victim services hearing (06/11)
Lawmakers were told about high rates of crime on some reservations and were shocked by some of the statistics presented by tribal witnesses.

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Native Sun News: Oglala family demands justice for slain mother (06/11)
On April 7, Jessie Waters went to the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court and petitioned the court for a temporary Protection Order against her boyfriend Duane Benson.

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Police officers on Navajo Nation often go out on patrol alone (05/19)
The tribe only has 30 officers on duty at any one time to serve a reservation that's the size of West Virginia.

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Quick justice for assault of woman on Chitimacha Reservation (04/15)
A non-Indian man pleaded guilty to one count of assault for attacking and injuring a tribal member in January.

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County still lacks record of order in Tulalip Tribes domestic case (04/08)
The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 was supposed to address sharing of tribal data but the law has not been fully implemented.

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CBC to publish new list of missing and murdered Native women (04/07)
The list will include Annie Yassie, who was only 13 when she went missing from the Sayisi Dene First Nation in Manitoba in 1974.

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Protection order in Tulalip Tribes case wasn't shared with state (04/03)
A tribal member purchased five firearms, including one used in a fatal school shooting, despite being subject to domestic violence order.

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Christa Big Canoe: Shocking verdict in Native woman's murder (04/02)
Cindy Gladue was a mother. Cindy Gladue was a daughter. Cindy Gladue was a Cree woman. Cindy Gladue was a human.

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Tulalip man charged for buying firearm used in school shooting (03/31)
Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr., 42, acquired five guns at a store on the reservation. One was used in the fatal October 2014 shooting.

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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.

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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.

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