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Sexual Violence on the Navajo Nation

Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction Over Dollar General Corporation:

Decision upholds tribal civil jurisdiction over non-Indians who sexually assault Native children on tribal lands.

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Violence Against American Indian And Alaska Native Women And Men: 2010 Findings From The National Intimate Partner And Sexual Violence Survey – May 2016.

This study provides the first set of estimates from a national large-scale survey of victimization among self-identified AI and AN men and women on psychological aggression, coercive control and entrapment, physical violence, stalking, and sexual violence, using detailed behaviorally specific questions. These results are expected to raise awareness and understanding of violence experienced by AI and AN people. The webinar also will highlight the need for additional services that are needed for AI and AN victims of crime—a need that has been persistently noted but lacked the research to support efforts to increase resources or allocate them appropriately.
PRESENTED BY: Dr. André B. Rosay, Director Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage
FACILITATED BY: Gwendolyn Packard, NIWRC Program Specialist

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