* One Tribe One Nation One Fire Honoring Chief Theresa Spence, and the women who started the IdleNoMore Movement.



NO MINE IN THE PENOKEE HILLS Bad River is under attack under Mining Special Interests in Legislature, the Treaties that Protects and Preserves our Cultural Environment, Lands and the Water, honor them.



* VAWA Indigenous Women Issues Our congress refuses to sign the VAWA Law that has the protections and rights to prosecute non-natives who abuse our Women on Tribal Lands and more, this is important. Global awareness, to Stop the Violence Against Women, Sexual Assault, lack of support for justice departments from leaders of disappearing indigenous women, and children murdered and / or sold into human trafficking.



Sisters and Brothers leading Idle No More, in Madison throughout Wisconsin is: Rachel Byington, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma * Arvina Marin, Ho Chunk Nation Diana Miller, Menominee Nation * Sarah LittlerRedfeather, decent of the Anishinaabe, MN Chippewa Band - White Earth * Sanford LittleEagle, Ho Chunk Nation * Chuck Davis, Sr. We are in Solidarity and active with IdleNoMore Milwaukee.



WE ARE NOT AN ORGANIZATION ... WE ARE GRASSROOTS TRIBAL INDIVIDUALS WORKING TOGETHER TO INITIATE #IDLENOMORE WISCONSIN IN SOLIDARITY WITH CANADA, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES. - WHEN DONATIONS ARE ASKED, THEY ARE FOR FUNDING OF PERMITS AT OUR MARCHES/EVENTS, SPACE RENTALS AND/OR GAS / TRAVEL EXPENSES FROM THOSE TO ATTEND FROM IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES.

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MISSION The, "Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water." The movement wants to "stop the government from passing more laws and legislation that will further erode treaty and indigenous rights and the rights of all Indigenous people globally." - We are in Solidarity with Canada, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin to Idle No More, Protect our Lands and Water.



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NO MINE IN THE PENOKEE HILLS Bad River is under attack under Mining Special Interests in Legislature, the Treaties that Protects and Preserves our Cultural Environment, Lands and the Water, honor them.



* VAWA Indigenous Women Issues Our congress refuses to sign the VAWA Law that has the protections and rights to prosecute non-natives who abuse our Women on Tribal Lands and more, this is important. Global awareness, to Stop the Violence Against Women, Sexual Assault, lack of support for justice departments from leaders of disappearing indigenous women, and children murdered and / or sold into human trafficking.



Sisters and Brothers leading Idle No More, in Madison throughout Wisconsin is: Rachel Byington, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma * Arvina Marin, Ho Chunk Nation Diana Miller, Menominee Nation * Sarah LittlerRedfeather, decent of the Anishinaabe, MN Chippewa Band - White Earth * Sanford LittleEagle, Ho Chunk Nation * Chuck Davis, Sr. We are in Solidarity and active with IdleNoMore Milwaukee.



WE ARE NOT AN ORGANIZATION ... WE ARE GRASSROOTS TRIBAL INDIVIDUALS WORKING TOGETHER TO INITIATE #IDLENOMORE WISCONSIN IN SOLIDARITY WITH CANADA, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES. - WHEN DONATIONS ARE ASKED, THEY ARE FOR FUNDING OF PERMITS AT OUR MARCHES/EVENTS, SPACE RENTALS AND/OR GAS / TRAVEL EXPENSES FROM THOSE TO ATTEND FROM IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES.

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Freedom Walk Buffalo - #FreedomWalkBuffalo #idlenomore @ourBASI @OLBLightBrigade

Freedom Walk Buffalo - #FreedomWalkBuffalo #idlenomore  @ourBASI  @OLBLightBrigade | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Freedom Walk BuffaloBloggers Against Social InjusticeSaturday, April 6, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)Buffalo, NY

Sex slavery is real and it's happening in our communities. Just this December there was a minor being prostituted against her will across the street from University at Buffalo North Campus. So please come join us and help our community become aware of such an important issue!

Click attend on our FACEBOOK Event Page HERE!

Tweet us @ourBASI and give us a shout out! #FreedomWalkBuffalo

 

Program

 9:00 am | Registration, "Made-by-survivors" boutique,  and Free Breakfast

10:30 am | Honorary Speakers

12:30 pm | 3km Freedom Walk

 

Sex slavery is real and it's happening in our communities. Just this December there was a minor being prostituted against her will across the street from University at Buffalo North Campus.

 

One week from today we will be crossing the border to Buffalo, New York to attend a very special event. In September 2012 a passionate, dynamic group of students from the University of Buffalo attended our Freedom Walk in Toronto. Their group, "BASI-(Bloggers Against Social Injustice)" strive to create change and raise awareness about the issues affecting our world. After the event they approached us and told us how inspired they were by our walk and made mention of organizing a similar event in Buffalo. Fast forward to April 2013 and Freedom Walk Buffalo is in full effect and will be taking place on Saturday April 6th, 2013 beginning at the University of Buffalo. After speakers and presentations we will head to the streets and show Buffalo that people should not be bought or sold! Just last year there was a 14 year old girl rescued from a downtown Buffalo motel. She was being sold for sex by a pimp that lured her off the internet. There hasn't been an event quite like this before in Buffalo, so it will be groundbreaking and bring much needed attention to the cause. Randy Phipps, from our Executive Committee will be speaking at this event, as well as international survivor advocate Anna Beard and victim service community educator, Kerry Battenfeld. They will be joined by Renan Salgado, a 13 year human trafficking specialist with the Worker Justice Center of New York. Over 300 people are expected and funds raised will be donated to PATH Buffalo and [free-them]. We are so honoured to be involved and so proud of these world changers! For more info or to register for the walk please visit:

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Top GOP Senator: Native American Juries Are Incapable Of Trying White People Fairly | #IdleNoMore #VAWA

Top GOP Senator: Native American Juries Are Incapable Of Trying White People Fairly | #IdleNoMore #VAWA | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
INDIANOLA, Iowa — Republicans have offered a number of reasons why they oppose the Violence Against Women Act. Some think it’s unconstitutional. Others argue that it’s just a meaningless bill with a patriotic title.
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Dipstick ... there would be a jury in place to coordinate with the new tribal court provisions. SO, the white man can continue to rape, murder and abuse tribal women because you are worried about constitutional rights of the murderer or abuser. Um, last time I check tribal courts can be fair and just in accordance to the laws of the land. They would have the resource thereafter to have a trial and jury. Note to self, I suggest you worry about the mothers and daughters being violated as a key factor first as if that were a white woman' Grassley would be ALL OVER IT to help. - racist!

 

 

GRASSLEY: One provision that non-Native Americans can be tried in tribal court. And why is that a big thing? Because of the constitutionality of it, for two reasons. One, you know how the law is, that if you have a jury, the jury is supposed to be a reflection of society. [...] So you get non-Indians, let me say to make it easy, you get non-Indians going into a reservation and violating a woman. They need to be prosecuted. They aren’t prosecuted. So the idea behind [VAWA] is we’ll try them in tribal court. But under the laws of our land, you got to have a jury that is a reflection of society as a whole, and on an Indian reservation, it’s going to be made up of Indians, right? So the non-Indian doesn’t get a fair trial.

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Those Who Take Us Away - Human Rights Watch - #VAWA #IdleNoMore

Publication - Human Rights Watch


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Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of IndigenousWomen
and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada

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Human Rights Watch Report: Those Who Take Us Away: Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada

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Twitter / NCAI1944: We urge Congress to honor the ...

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TRUST AND AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN SOVERIGN NATIONS AND GOVERNMENT. "We urge Congress to honor the trust responsibility by supporting education, housing, roads, law enforcement, and energy development." #NCAI - 

 

#NCAI #SOIN2013 The trust responsibility is not a line item and we are not a special interest group.

 

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Our nations have been here a long time. We were a people before “We the people.” We signed treaties. We shaped American democracy #SOIN2013


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our unique place in the American family of govs makes us a model for nations around the world, an inspiration to Indigenous peoples globally.

 

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Quoting Inouye: I can’t think of anything, that is more critical to your past, to your present, or to your future than your sovereignty.

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Imagining a World with No Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Through Anishinaabe #IdleNoMore

Happy Valentine’s Day: Imagining a World with No Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Through Anishinaabe #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
In the spirit of February 14th and Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, I want to decolonize the meanings that are associated with this holiday of love and romance, meanings that have been impose...
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Beautifully written ... "I like to imagine what the world would look like if men and women saw themselves these ways, if we saw men and women these ways. Or, if we lived in societies where comfort for heterosexuality was replaced with comfort for gender fluidity and diversity, in expression, responsibilities, and relationship. A gender fluid and diverse world includes heterosexual identities and relationships as well. Certainly, we know that organizing life around the wants, dreams, desires, voice, thoughts, needs, limitations, and strengths of (western meanings of) man—white, brown, beige, or black—does not work and is not working. Women—brown, beige, black, and white—of all abilities and classes, tell us this and work tirelessly at changing it. Men who experience patriarchy as oppressive for men and/or women, also tell us this and work with women to create change. Given this situation, it’s invigorating to imagine how the remembering and recognition of gender fluid and diverse societies might be organized. I like to imagine how the world would engage Indigenous women and girls if gender fluidity and diversity supplanted the dominating logic and structure of a colonial world. I like to imagine how this might alter the state of Missing and Murdered Women."

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Rubio votes against Violence Against Women Act hours before delivering GOP SOTU response | Post on Politics

Rubio votes against Violence Against Women Act hours before delivering GOP SOTU response | Post on Politics | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio voted against the Violence Against Women Act, just hours before delivering the GOP response to President Obama's State of the
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Rubio objected to some portions of the act, which expanded services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims and includes a controversial provision allowing tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians accused of domestic violence on reservations.

 

Read Rubio’s statement on his “no” vote Tuesday after the jump.

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[UPDATED] Tomahawk Tassels protested over Native-themed burlesque performance - Minneapolis - Arts - Dressing Room - #STOPTHEHIP #NOREDLIGHT

[UPDATED] Tomahawk Tassels protested over Native-themed burlesque performance - Minneapolis - Arts - Dressing Room - #STOPTHEHIP #NOREDLIGHT | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Beware of the hipster headdress. With more frequent sightings extending
beyond Halloween, it has become a mass-merchandised fashion faux...
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In an article where she spoke with VitaMN, the Minneapolis-based burlesque dancer, who identifies as half-Cherokee, uses what she calls "super stereotypical, cheesy, and ridiculous" Indian-themed costumes and props in her provocative performance. You can watch a tiny bit of it here from her audition with the X Factor

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Sen. Cantwell rips GOP over Violence Against Women Act: This is about life or death | The Raw Story

Sen. Cantwell rips GOP over Violence Against Women Act: This is about life or death | The Raw Story | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
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However, less than 50 percent of the domestic violence cases in Indian country are prosecuted because of a gap in our legal system,” she explained on the Senate floor. “This isn’t about politics. This isn’t about a debate on what is a good way to win votes somewhere in America. This is about the life or death of women who need a better system to help prosecute those who are committing serious crimes against them.”

 

Cantwell denied the tribal provisions would violate the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens. She noted the U.S. Department of Justice would partner with tribal courts and non-tribal Americans would have the ability to appeal their case to a federal court. The legislation also specifically prohibits tribal courts from violating Americans’ rights.

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Conservative Advocates: Violence Against Women Act Unfair To Men #VAWA #IdleNoMore

Conservative Advocates: Violence Against Women Act Unfair To Men #VAWA #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
The conservative grassroots is pushing lawmakers to vote against the Senate’s reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which has 62 cosponsors and is slated for a final vote early this week.
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Heritage Action and FreedomWorks, two well-financed right wing activist groups, are lobbying to scuttle the reauthorization. In short, they lament the expanded provisions, which beefs up funding for local law enforcement to prosecute domestic abusers while expanding coverage to gays, illegal immigrants and Native Americans. They claim VAWA hasn’t proved to be effective and argue that federal funding for law enforcement is both redundant and unconstitutional.

 
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Couldn't agree more ..."I don't think Native American women should be treated like a loophole in our society."@SenGillibrand on #VAWA just now on#PoliticsNation

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Twitter / NCAI1944 : Defeated: the Coburn amendment ...

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Defeated: the Coburn amendment to strip tribal provisions of #VAWA 31 yeas - 59 nays. Now it's time vote yes on a comprehensive #VAWA!

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Ten Little Indians - Violence Against Native Women - 1491s - #VAWA #IdleNoMore

Startling statistics about the Violence against Native American Women.
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Do something @SenRonJohnson - Wisconsinites Ron Johnson does NOT support the passage of #VAWA with the Tribal Provisions.

 

Native women are murdered at 10 times the national rate; 1 out 3 Native women will be raped in her lifetime, and 3 out of 5 physically assaulted. Even worse, 88% of the perpetrators are non-Indian and cannot be prosecuted by tribal governments. Stand and take action now to restore safety and justice for Native women. Do Something! Visit www.indianlaw.org.

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It Ends Where it Begins - Anti-Domestic Violence PSA #VAWA #IdleNoMore

Anti-Domestic Violence PSA paid for by White Buffalo Calf Women's Society. Written and Produced by Buffalo Nickel Creative; Ryan Red Corn, Bobby Wilson, Dall...
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Do something @SenRonJohnson - Wisconsinites Ron Johnson does NOT support the passage of #VAWA with the Tribal Provisions.

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When It Rains by Cara Mumford | imagineNATIVE Blog - #idlenomore bring them HOME Stop the #trafficking

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The Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative (SSDI) an artistic commission by imagineNATIVE and national exhibition of four, one-minute digital works by award-winning Canadian Indigenous filmmakers celebrating and honouring Indigenous women and their contributions as strong, successful and valued members of society. Each artist will post about the project and their works leading up to the imagineNATIVE 2012.  More information about SSDI

 
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The Stolen Sisters Digital Initiative (SSDI) an artistic commission by imagineNATIVE and national exhibition of four, one-minute digital works by award-winning Canadian Indigenous filmmakers celebrating and honouring Indigenous women and their contributions as strong, successful and valued members of society. Each artist will post about the project and their works leading up to the imagineNATIVE 2012.  More information about SSDI

 
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Denise Pictou Maloney speaks about the Native Women: Missing and Murdered #VAWA #IdleNoMore (38min)

Native Women: Missing and Murdered/VAWA (38min)on IndianCountryTV.com Library on Livestream - Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like IndianCountryTV.com Library in Widescreen HD.
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Posting from IndianCountryTV at the Mid-Winter Social Dance - #idlenomore.

 

"..Special Guests and Panel Discussions. Here is, Denise Pictou Maloney, (Mi'kmaq, Mi'kmaq, Mi'kmaq) the daughter of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, and CJ Doxtater (Oneida) discuss issues revolving around the Violence Against Women Act, domestic violence in Native Communities and reconciliation thru seeking truth, justice and native identity. Panel discussion is held as part of the Lac Courte Oreilles legislative panels during the Mid Winter Social at the LCO Casino and Convention Center on Saturday, February 16th, 2013.."

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100 Million Valentines | Facebook Event | #IdleNoMore to stop the violence Support #VAWA

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Douglas K. Limon - Send 100 Million Valentines for those who perished in the Invasion and occupation of Turtle Island. You don't have to do anything but share and like, and let them feel your love, and let yourself be loved by them.
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Gorgeous work from Limon Fine Art as usual. Doug we l <3 ve your work.


#IdleNoMore to Rise up

VAWA Indigenous Women Issues Our congress refuses to sign the VAWA Law that has the protections and rights to prosecute non-natives who abuse our Women on Tribal Lands and more, this is important. Global awareness, to Stop the Violence Against Women, Sexual Assault, lack of support for justice departments from leaders of disappearing indigenous women, and children murdered and / or sold into human trafficking. - 100-Billion Rising to say, its ENDS NOW.

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Twitter / NCAI1944: #SOIN2013 today, one in three ... #VAWA NOW #IdleNoMore

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We voted for senate and congress to ensure they would protect our mothers and daughters to re-enact the Violence Against Women Act that includes the provisions of Tribal Nations. - Congress needs to get off their BUTTS! 

 

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Congress must reauthorize the #VAWA so tribes have the authority to prosecute non-Natives accused of violence against women on tribal lands.

 

#NCAI No other government would stand for this violation of sovereignty or continued injustice. No other government has to.#VAWA


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We know the tragic reality: but tribes don't have the authority to prosecute non-Natives who beat, rape, or even kill women on tribal lands.


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Sen. Ron Johnson calls Violence Against Women bill unconstitutional - JSOnline

Sen. Ron Johnson calls Violence Against Women bill unconstitutional - JSOnline | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C. -- In a statement Wednesday, GOP Sen.
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Its unconstituional to permit, and continue to allow murder, and rape without justice or prosecution, don't you think?

 

- Tea Party elected officials appear to be owning up their true motives, which is the encourage to deny the Tribal Nations to have their Soverignty Rights; hence down the kick to the road; removal of environmental protection standards as well. - pride partisan before protections.

 

- Start here to deny Soverignty in the Violence Against Women Act to include tribal expansion provisions to protect and seek justice of Native Women murdered or raped on Indian Lands which one long ago, was too many.

 

- Man up Sen. Ron Johnson, and put the shame and pride aside to protect our mothers and daughters.

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Senate Approves Act to Limit Violence Against Women | TIME.com

Senate Approves Act to Limit Violence Against Women | TIME.com | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
The Senate has voted to allocate $659 million to ensure that gay and lesbian, immigrant, and Native American women have equal access to anti-domestic violence programs.
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During debate, the major divisive issue was a provision that allows tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians accused of assaulting Indian women on reservations. Republicans, arguing that subjecting non-Indians to Indian courts was unconstitutional, offered two amendments to strip that section from the bill, but both were defeated.'

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Violence Against Women Act Held Up by Tribal Land Issue

Violence Against Women Act Held Up by Tribal Land Issue | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Some House Republicans object to allowing Native American police and courts to pursue non-Indians who attack women on tribal land.
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If a Native American is raped or assaulted by a non-Indian, she must plead for justice to already overburdened United States attorneys who are often hundreds of miles away.

 

“Native women should not be abandoned to a jurisdictional loophole,” Mr. Udall said.

 

But conservative opponents say the Senate’s language goes too far, empowering courts that are not equipped for the job and depriving defendants of constitutional rights without nearly enough recourse to federal courts and no guaranteed protections like those afforded by the Bill of Rights.

“This is a bill which could do so much good in the battle for victims’ rights, but unfortunately it is being held hostage by a single provision that would take away fundamental constitutional rights for certain American citizens,” Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, said on the Senate floor on Thursday. “And for what? For what? In order to satisfy the unconstitutional demands of special interests.”

 
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Senate Defeats GOP Amendment To Scale Back Violence Against Women Act

Senate Defeats GOP Amendment To Scale Back Violence Against Women Act | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
The Senate late Monday defeated a Republican-backed amendment to eliminate a provision of the Violence Against Women Act aimed at beefing up protections for Native American women, setting the stage for final passage of the reauthorization Tuesday.
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The Senate late Monday defeated a Republican-backed amendment to eliminate a provision of the Violence Against Women Act aimed at beefing up protections for Native American women, setting the stage for final passage of the reauthorization Tuesday.

 

The amendment offered by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) would have stripped out language in the bill that allows tribal regions to prosecute non-Native Americans accused of committing crimes against Native Americans.

 

“What we’ve done with this solution is to trample on the Bill of Rights of every American who’s not a Native American,” Coburn said. “And I have no doubt — I am a hundred percent certain that this portion of the bill is going to be thrown out by the first federal judge that hears it.”

It was voted down by a 31-59 margin.

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How can there be No Justice for Alaskan and Native American women #VAWA

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Twitter / RepGwenMoore: "#VAWA Vote Prompts False ...

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"#VAWA Vote Prompts False Information From Conservative Groups"

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Stop the Statistics - Vote #VAWA that inlcudes tribal provisions NOW. #IdleNoMore

Stop the Statistics - Vote #VAWA that inlcudes tribal provisions NOW. #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Honoring Women of Past Present &Future Generations~
We Live Strong - Unite to END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ♥

October is domestic violence awareness month.

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DO SOMETHING ... Send @SenRonJohnson a note Wisconsinites.

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To The Indigenous Woman Long Format, Poem by 1491s - #VAWA #IdleNoMore

Raise Awareness and Help End the Epidemic of Violence against Native Women in the U.S.—Please Share this Video from the Indian Law Resource Center, www.india...
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Do something @SenRonJohnson - Wisconsinites Ron Johnson does NOT support the passage of #VAWA with the Tribal Provisions.

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