tag: vawa

Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin is poised to make history as the first tribal citizen in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades but not all Native voters are happy.
Chuck Hoskin
Cherokee Nation has the power and the responsibility to protect all Cherokees and ensure justice is served on our reservation.
Cherokee Nation
Keeping our people safe and ensuring justice weigh on the shoulders of every Cherokee Nation leader. We must get this right.
Sean Sherman
Indian Country’s most celebrated chef is facing calls for greater accountability after hiring a domestic violence offender.
U.S. Supreme Court
Make no mistake, this decision was woefully ignorant at best, and intended to severely undercut the political autonomy of our Indian Nations.
U.S. Supreme Court
“This decision will undoubtedly result in an increase in violent crimes being committed in Indian Country,” said Lucy SImpson of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.
Fawn Sharp
“The Supreme Court’s decision today is an attack on tribal sovereignty and the hard-fought progress of our ancestors to exercise our inherent sovereignty over our own territories,” said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.
Embassy of Tribal Nations
Dante Desiderio is taking an “administrative leave of absence” at the National Congress of American Indians for reasons not being disclosed.
Troop Hula
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is on the road this week, focusing on Native Hawaiian issues.
Justice for Kozee / MMIW
“For generations, Indigenous persons, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, have been forced to mourn a missing or murdered loved one without the answers and support they deserve,” the president states.
'No More Stolen Sisters'
The Biden administration is promising historic investments to address the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country as advocates continue to call for more support at all levels.
Dwayne Tomah
With one long-overdue legislative achievement under their belts, tribal nations from one of the furthest ends of Indian Country are asking Congress to fully recognize their sovereignty.
Chuck Hoskin, Joe Biden and Kim Teehee
An issue that I passionately believe in is that every Cherokee woman should feel safe in her community and in her home.
Native Women in Red Shawls
A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Native Women in Red Shawls
The $1.5 trillion omnibus will fund Indian Country programs and expand recognition of tribal sovereignty under the Violence Against Women Act.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
With funding for Indian Country programs set to run out unless Congress acts, developments are fast-moving on Capitol Hill.
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Amid a high-stakes political battle, the nation’s highest court is gearing up for some major decisions that will affect Indian Country for generations to come.
Cherokee Nation
Key members of Congress are urging Indian Country to stay united as they look to break through a long-standing and controversial impasse on Capitol Hill.
Empowering Tribal Nations and Promoting Public Safety
Staffers from the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Brian Schatz and Lisa Murkowski
Leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Merrick Garland
Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Lisa Murkowski
A revamped version of the Violence Against Women Act has bipartisan support in Congress.
National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session
The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from top Biden administration officials and key members of Congress at its winter meeting.
Native Women
A bill to update the Violence Against Women Act and recognize tribal jurisdiction over additional crimes is finally moving forward in the nation’s capital.
Pawnee, Oklahoma
A growing number of Indian Country organizations are distancing themselves from Walter Roy Echo-Hawk Jr. following revelations of the criminal charge against the prominent artist.
Vanita Gupta
Vanita Gupta, the Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice, addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives on December 14, 2021.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Restoring Justice: Addressing Violence in Native Communities through VAWA Title IX Special Jurisdiction” on December 8, 2021.
Brian Schatz and Lisa Murkowski
A draft discussion of legislation to help tribes protect Native women has been released by the leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Michelle Demmert
Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
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.