Safety for Native Women: VAWA and American Indian Tribes
VAWA is celebrated as landmark federal legislation that fundamentally changed the response of the United States to violence against women. “While the impact of VAWA on the federal and state governments is often discussed, the relationship of VAWA to Indian tribes is not. We also have a VAWA story to share,” said Lynn Hootch, Executive Director, Yup’ik Women’s Coalition. “We use the resource book at our trainings and regional conferences to familiarize our tribal leaders, advocates, and others with the VAWA tribal provisions and our history as a movement.”
Through this publication, NIWRC hopes to increase the awareness of the VAWA tribal provisions, the impact of VAWA upon the response of Indian tribes to such violence, and to shed light on legal barriers to the safety of Native women that remain unaddressed. Most importantly, the book provides an overview and history of the development of the tribal grassroots movement for the safety of Native women.
Safety for Native Women: VAWA and American Indian Tribes was authored by Jacqueline Agtuca, Editor, Restoration, and edited by Dorma Sahneyah. To place a bulk order, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual book orders can be made at amazon.com.