VAWA 2005 requires the DOJ, HHS, and DOI to engage in formal consultation with Indian tribes on an annual basis to address concerns that impact the safety of Indian women at the broadest level. Participation in this nation-to-nation consultation is critically important for tribal leaders to dialogue with government officials about solutions and strategies to address issues related to violence against Native women.
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The Tribal Law and Order Act was signed into law on July 29, 2010. The Act offers a great opportunity to improve the justice systems in Indian country, but implementation will require significant coordination among federal agencies and all components of tribal justice systems. This website will share information and facilitate communication on implementation of Tribal Law and Order Act.
Understanding the scope of sexual assaults committed against American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) within the context of intimate partner relationships and supporting timely tribal government responses can help reduce the trauma experienced by Native victim survivors of sexual assault.