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About VAWA &
Tribal Nations 

On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), including provisions for tribal governments to protect Native women. This site is a resource for tribal governments and organizations working to implement these laws and protections.
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-TA-AX-K011, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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