Recognizing and acting upon the belief that safety for Native women rests at the heart of sovereignty, leadership from Native nations joined with grassroots coalitions and organizations to create an ongoing national movement educating Congress on the need for enhancing the safety of Native women. The coordinated efforts led to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to include more financial resources and protection for Native women. Now, tribal governments are better situated to combat the scourge of domestic violence present in Indian Country.
"Task Force on Violence Against Women". Honoring Nations: 2006 Honoree. Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2007. Report.
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