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An Interview With Shawn Partridge on Violence Against Native Women

Rebecca Nagle | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Nagle

Native women in the United States are 2.5 times more likely to be victims of sexual assault. Shawn Partridge is too familiar with this reality. She has served as the Program Director of the Family Violence Prevention Program of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation for nearly three years. This week, as part of her work, Shawn is bringing the Monument Quilt to Tulsa.

Jennifer Bendery

At Last, Native American Tribes Can Prosecute Non-Native Domestic Abusers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years after Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act, Native American tribes can finally take advantage of one of the la...

VAWA Gives American Indian Tribes Important New Authority

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — American Indian tribes have tried everything from banishment to charging criminal acts as civil offenses to deal with non-Ind...

Laura Bassett

Sequester Would Have Huge Impact On VAWA, DOJ Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

If Congress does not take steps to avert the automatic spending cuts that will go into effect on March 1, domestic violence programs funded by the Vio...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Rejects GOP Alternative To Violence Against Women Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of a vote on the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill, the Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican alternat...

Jennifer Bendery

Violence Against Women Act: Eric Cantor Stalling Bill Over Native American Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is quietly working with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to try to pass an inclusive version of the Vi...

Laura Bassett

Patty Murray: I'd Prefer No VAWA Bill To House Version

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Negotiations between the House and Senate over the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization have ground to a halt since House Republicans passed a v...