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Suquamish Tribe walk raises awareness of domestic violence

Members of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington participated in the first "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on the reservation.

About 30 men and women donned heels to raise awareness of domestic violence. "It's a problem here, but one of those things people don’t talk about,” Bennie Armstrong told The North Kitsap Herald.

The Senate voted 61-31 last week to pass S.1925, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The bill includes provisions to recognize tribal authority over non-Indians who commit domestic violence offenses on reservations.

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Men don heels for abuse awareness (The North Kitsap Herald 5/1)

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