Indian Country braces for U.S. Supreme Court hearing in ICWA case (November 1, 2022)The nation’s highest court is about to hear one of the biggest cases in Indian Country’s history and already some troubling signs are emerging.
Cronkite News: U.S. Supreme Court ruling a ‘real threat’ to tribal sovereignty (September 21, 2022)A decision from the nation’s highest court opens tribal lands to state jurisdiction — even though tribes have not consented to the imposition.
‘Just a terrific week’: Native women break new ground in nation’s capital (September 15, 2022)It’s been a banner week for Native women trailblazers at all levels of U.S. government.
U.S. Supreme Court decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta (June 29, 2022)The U.S. Supreme Court released a long-awaited decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, a contentious case affecting tribal sovereignty.
Supreme Court winds down big term with first Indian law ruling (June 14, 2022)The nation’s highest court is winding down a highly controversial term with a ruling hailed by advocates for Native women, the first of three decisions being anticipated in Indian Country.
Tribes see progress with Violence Against Women Act and more funding (March 14, 2022)A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Indian Country continues push to strengthen Violence Against Women Act (December 8, 2021)Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
Our missing and murdered Indigenous relatives deserve attention and resources (September 30, 2021)The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (September 30, 2021)Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Keeping yourself safe from violence (August 30, 2021)You are the best person to judge your safety.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Domestic violence impacts our Native youth (August 18, 2021)When we say, “domestic violence is not traditional,” it is to remind Native Americans of a time before colonization.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Myths about the ‘perfect’ victim (June 18, 2021)Abuse is not okay and it’s not okay to live in fear.
Diane Pavlat: Recovering from gaslighting takes time (June 4, 2021)Victims should never blame themselves. You are not responsible for the abusive behavior.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (May 3, 2021)NAFOA is committed to uplifting our community and Indian Country.
Supreme Court accepts first Indian law case in new conservative era (November 23, 2020)For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up a case that impacts the treaty rights of the Crow Tribe.
Supreme Court opens new session amid COVID-19 and controversy (October 6, 2020)Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.
Native Advocacy Organizations: Domestic violence is not traditional (October 1, 2020)Colonization imposes and promotes the domination and ownership of Native women by men, as reflected in the increasing rates of violence against Native women since first contact.
Cronkite News: Congress takes action for missing and murdered in Indian Country (September 28, 2020)Native American advocates and victim’s families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country’s epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
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