“Together, we've strengthened your sovereignty, reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act so that tribes can prosecute those who commit domestic violence against women in Indian Country, whether they're Native American or not.
We've worked to ensure your right to equal justice under the law, and given more power to tribal courts and police.” On June 29, 2016, President Obama traveled to Ottawa for the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS) to meet with the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada, to discuss a variety of topics that affect our shared borders.
Among the commitments announced at the NALS was the formation of a new North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls (the Working Group), a tri-lateral initiative to address the high levels of domestic and sexual violence against indigenous women and girls across our continent.
The Working Group, composed of high-level representatives of the United States, Mexico, and Canada, meets for the first time today at the White House.
“It has never been more evident that our Native people need a Native helpline to support efforts to restore power and safety in our tribal communities.
The Strong Hearts Native Helpline is ready to answer that call.” “The Hotline has served victims and survivors of domestic violence for 20 years, and we recognize that Native American survivors have uniquely complex needs,” said Katie Ray-Jones, CEO of The Hotline.
The AKNWRC educates communities about the need to change law and policy, and provide training and education to combat the high rates of violence that are perpetrated on Alaska Native or American Indian women, children and men.
Donations would help support the capacity of the AKNWRC to reach more of the 229 federally recognized tribes in Alaska in order to facilitate locally based training based on the voices, language and teachings of local Tribes.The purpose of the research program is to: Examine violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women (including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and murder) and identify factors that place American Indian and Alaska Native women at risk for victimization.Evaluate the effectiveness of federal, state, tribal, and local responses to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women.The White House welcomes our partners from the governments of Mexico and Canada and is pleased to host this first meeting.This initiative builds on the foundation of policies the Administration has championed to recognize Tribal sovereignty, strengthen our justice and health systems’ responses to violence against Alaska Native and American Indian (AN/AI) women and girls, and advance the human rights of indigenous women and girls globally, through diplomatic channels as well as foreign aid and international development.2013 Meeting | Task Force Members The Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005, Title IX, Section 904(a)(1)(2), authorizes NIJ, in consultation with the U. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women, to conduct research on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women in Indian Country.