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Dr. Erma Vizenor on Tackling Domestic Violence in the White Earth Nation

05-08-2013

President Obama signed into law in March the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, marking a huge step forward for domestic violence victims everywhere. This new legislation offers more than the earlier version, which was enacted in 1994, in that it creates and expands federal programs that assist victims of domestic violence. In addition to re-establishing provisions of the earlier version, it provides newly established legal protections for LGBT victims of domestic violence and Native American women.

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