New federal laws help, but still don’t fully protect Native American women from violence from the Washington Post, 6/13/14

Monday, June 16, 2014

“Even with the laws now passed, legal loopholes remain and the wait for justice for Native women continues, in part because VAWA, the newer of the two laws, won’t take effect until next year on most reservations, including the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Even then, tribes must have implemented a series of steps that many might not already have in place and could pose large legal costs.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2014/06/13/new-federal-laws-help-but-still-dont-fully-protect-native-american-women-from-violence