legislation Legacy - Legislation Legacy Violence in Native...

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Legislation Legacy 1 Violence in Native American tribes has been significantly been up in recently years. Reservations nationwide face violent crimes more than 2.5 times the national rate. More than 1 in 3 American Indian/ Alaskan Native women will be raped in their lifetime. This is an issue that The National Congress of American Indians has begun to address. (The National Congress of American Indians, 2010) At the White House Tribal Nations Conference on November 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Tribal Law & Order Act of 2010. President Obama stated that this shocking figure "is an assault on our national conscience that we can no longer ignore." (Rosenthal, 2010) With the Tribal Law & Order Act of 2010 emphasizes on decreasing violence against women in Native communities. One of the goals of this act is strengthen tribal law enforcement and to effectively prosecute and fight crime. (Rosenthal, 2010) They will deputize Special Assistant US Attorneys under the act to be able to prosecute reservation crimes in federal court, and tribes will be given authority to hold perpetrators accountable. “The United States government reaffirmed its federal trust responsibility to work with tribal nations to strengthen
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