A panel of lawmakers, advocates and medical professionals shared sobering stories about gun violence in the hopes of spurring the U.S. Congress into action.
The murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls are occurring at stunning rates at both sides of the Medicine Line, with shared historical reasons.
A family fleeing gang violence in Honduras was separated at the U.S. border under the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said immigrant victims of gang violence or domestic abuse will no longer be able to claim asylum in the United States.
The Supreme Court has once again delayed action in an Indian Country violence case that few believe has a chance at being heard.
The Supreme Court has had a busy few months dealing with Indian law cases but one petition seems to be troubling the justices a bit.
On January 2, 2009, Kayla White’s mother was killed by her father, becoming a victim of domestic violence.
While young and non-White people are perceived as more dangerous, middle-aged White people have the highest rates of gun ownership and commit the most violence.
Lisa Heth bought a rundown motel and transformed it into a shelter for sex trafficking victims, Mary Annette Pember reports.
Tribes and cities can adopt an ordinance that reflects the principles contained in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Karen Melissa Hannel and Eric Hannel write in Indian Country Media Network.
A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who was convicted of assaulting his common-law wife has lost an attempt to silence his victim.
American Indian and Alaska Native women experience one of the highest homicide rates in the nation and nearly half die at the hands of an intimate partner.
The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake is raising funds to help the family of a citizen who was killed in a domestic violence incident.
The Department of the Interior is part of a new law enforcement group aimed at increasing collaboration and coordination in Indian Country.
Attendees will focus on ways to address violence against Native women and Native children.
Callers can receive culturally-relevant and confidential assistance at 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5:30pm Central time.
Advocates are hoping to build on the pro-tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Advocates are calling for May 5 to be designated as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) refused to repudiate his opposition to tribal jurisdiction despite acknowledging that non-Indians contribute to high rates of crime.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was forced to admit that he opposed landmark provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
History is replete with evidence that Native peoples are simply trying to live on their ancestral homelands.
Not content with just getting drunk or baked, people on our reservations now prefer to get wired, because any high is better than the reservation reality they want to escape.
Lawmakers from Montana have introduced legislation to create a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
After several violent crimes on the Pine Ridge Reservation, one tribal citizen came to the conclusion that what the people needed were prayers.
On any given day the Family Justice Center in downtown Minneapolis is filled with individuals seeking help for domestic violence.
Three of the five commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are Native women.
Even though Edgar Alvirez won a reversal, the case took so long to resolve that he completed the terms of his sentence for an assault on an Indian woman.
William Arthur Curran admitted he kidnapped and prevented his wife from leaving their home on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.
The justice system on many reservations is a disaster thanks to our desire to respect 'tribal sovereignty.'
The fatal beating, choking and burning of Roylynn Rides Horse, a 28-year-old Crow Agency woman, has rekindled outrage over violence on Montana Indian Reservations.
It’s a good thing Congress passed a law in 1996 barring people convicted of domestic violence from buying or owning guns.
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Roxanne Morsette was 25 years old when she was shot and killed in January 2016.
RoyLynn Rides Horse, who was 28 years old, was beaten, burned and abandoned in a field on the Montana reservation.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center submitted a brief in defense of a federal law that bars domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.
Federal prosecutors are now licensed to target Indians – and only Indians – who faced prosecution without assistance of counsel in tribal court proceedings.
I wear a scarlet letter R, which has permanently affixed itself to my body, buried by years of suppression, self-doubt, self-hate, and humiliation.
So many LGBTQ Indigenous people are born with gifts that communities fail to see and nurture.
Roylynn Rides Horse, 28, suffered third-degree burns over 45 percent of her body and is being treated in Utah.
S.2785, the Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act, recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes to arrest, prosecute and sentence any person for drug crimes and domestic violence against children.
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.
Adults who are tolerant, respectful and loving begin as children who are shown and taught tolerance, respect and love
The bottom line is therefore that the federal law is likely to lead to more Native Americans ending up in federal prisons – without having had the benefits of legal representation when they were convicted of the underlying crimes that helped put them there.
The National Rifle Association represented gun owners but for a long time has switched to gun makers.
Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, reminded attendees of the United State of Women Summit not to forget about the first Americans.
Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.
A unanimous decision from the nation's highest court ensures that Native women in all states can be protected by a federal law that was written to address high rates of violence in tribal communities.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't saying much about the brutal attack.
Sometime this year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline expects to take the first call at a hotline created specifically to respond to tribal victims.
The committee will take testimony on bills to expand tribal jurisdiction, reauthorize the Tribal Law and Order Act and address leasing issues for a New Mexico tribe.
The incidence of domestic violence and sexual abuse visited upon Native American women and children, especially those who live on tribal lands, is staggering.
The Department of Justice is accepting applications for a program that was authorized by the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.
The Department of Justice is making the case for restoring tribal jurisdiction with data that confirms Native women and Native men are more likely to be victimized by non-Natives.
Violence on tribal nations has its roots in colonization and it has taken new forms under capitalism and neoliberalism.
Anthony Waters walked away from the podium glaring at the defendant who sat looking down at the table with legs shaking.
Duane Benson pleaded guilty to arson but has not been charged in connection with the death of Jessie Waters.
The hearing ran about 15 minutes shorter than the allotted hour because the justices had fewer questions than normal for both sides in the case.
What was scheduled as a sixty-minute argument took only forty-four, with lawyers for both sides sitting down before their time was up.
US v. Bryant will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against offenders who repeatedly abuse American Indian women.