Despite federal trust obligations to protect Native communities, violence against Native women is epidemic. Limitations placed on tribal government jurisdiction by the United States are a key contributing factor, with non-Native perpetrators repeatedly falling through cracks in the system. There is an urgent need to address legal barriers that prevent tribal nations from protecting their citizens. Our work has centered on advancing Native people’s safety through policy and legislation, like the Violence Against Women Act.

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