Red Cliff Supports Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act

Chairman Boyd and the Red Cliff Tribal Council have written to the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee in support of the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Title IX - Safety for Indian Women discussion draft which included important provisions that will improve safety and justice in tribal communities.

Chairman Boyd highlights the importance of including children and elders in need of the protections that were extended to adult domestic violence victims in VAWA 2013.

The letter supports the inclusion of a provision that recognizes Tribes' inherent jurisdiction over all crimes against law enforcement, detention, and court personnel. Red Cliff also supports the new grant program to reimburse Tribal Nations for expenses incurred in exercising special tribal criminal jurisdiction and the extension of the Bureau of Prisons program. 

The letter finally supports expanded tribal access to the National Crime Information Database, which is important to addressing the plague that is missing and murdered indigenous women in America.

Click HERE to view the entire letter submitted by Red Cliff.
Click HERE to learn more from the Committee on Indian Affairs.