tag: vawa

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.
Dolores Subia BigFoot
“Racism and prejudice towards tribes in our states is alive and well,” said a former federal prosecutor.
Alice Watchman and Leonard Watchman
“They’re just little victims everywhere,” a child abuse specialist on the Navajo Nation said.
Aaron Payment
The American Jobs Plan will bring an additional $12 billion in much-needed infrastructure to Indian Country.
chuckhoskin
As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I feel strongly the duty to our Cherokee ancestors who sacrificed so much for the rights we have today.
mmiwreddress
“Today, thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Native Americans continue to cry out for justice and healing,” says President Joe Biden.
whitehouse
President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
cherokeenation
Protecting women and children has always been a core value for the Cherokee people.
mmiw justice for kozee
Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
supremecourt
A U.S. Supreme Court decision from March 1978 continues to hinder tribal sovereignty on a daily basis.
deb haaland
The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.