President Obama Signs VAWA Reauthorization into Law!

By Louise Erdrich
Published: February 26, 2013

President Barack Obama this morning signed into law the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act that includes tribal provisions.

“Previously, tribes had no jurisdiction over non-tribal members, even if they are married to Native women or reside on native lands. But as soon as I sign this bill, that ends,” Obama said before the signing.


Posted March 7, 2013, 2:20 PM PST