Three Tribes to Exercise Jurisdiction Over Non-Indian Perpetrators Under VAWA
Three American Indian tribes—the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, and the Umatilla Tribes of Oregon—will be the first in the nation exercise their inherent right to protect women from domestic violence and rape, regardless of the offender’s Indian or non-Indian status.
This is awesome!
P.S. My little brother’s & step dad’s last name is Pascua, and my Mexican family is of Yaqui descent :3 I’m not sure what percentage that makes me, but I’ve always thought that was pretty cool.
7:16 PM on Thursday 6th February 2014 with 188 notes