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What Will It Take to End Violence Against Native Women?


The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is an important step, but activist Mary Kathryn Nagle argues that only full restoration of Indigenous sovereignty will stop the epidemic. Mary Kathryn Nagle, a member of the Cherokee Nation, is one of the country’s most prominent lawyers, often appearing in court to advocate for the rights of Indigenous people. She is also a well-known playwright, and her stage work explores many of the same themes that have animated her legal career, including the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women. More than 4 in 5 Native women have reported being the victims of [...]

What Will It Take to End Violence Against Native Women?2022-05-10T20:17:31+00:00

Funding Opportunity: FY 2022 Tribal Governments Program Solicitation Now Available


OVW's Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program assists tribal governments and authorized designees of tribal governments to respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking in their communities. In FY 22, the OVW is particularly interested in proposals to improve outreach, services, civil and criminal justice responses, prevention, and support for survivors of sexualassault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking from underserved communities, particularly Two-Spirit/LGBTQ victims. Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to: Indian Tribal Governments, authorized designees of Indian Tribal Governments, andtribal consortiums in the United States or U.S. territories. Application deadlines: Apply in Grants.gov by May [...]

Funding Opportunity: FY 2022 Tribal Governments Program Solicitation Now Available2022-04-12T17:16:47+00:00

VAWA Reauthorization Headed to President’s Desk


Indian Country Today: Tribal nations are celebrating the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act. Congress passed the omnibus spending package for the 2022 fiscal year late Thursday, which included major tribal provisions. It passed in the Senate with a 68-31 vote. The bill will now head to the president’s desk to be signed. This means that tribal nations “will continue to increase safety and justice for victims who had previously seen little of either,” said Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians in a statement. Here is a breakdown of the VAWA reauthorization: Reaffirmation of tribes’ jurisdiction to prosecute [...]

VAWA Reauthorization Headed to President’s Desk2022-03-11T21:29:50+00:00
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