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Tribes Want to Close Loopholes in Violence Against Women Act

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by Melodie Edwards

Four out of 5 Native American women experience violence in their lives. This is in a report by the National Congress of American Indians. The Violence Against Women Act gave tribes greater powers to prosecute such crimes, and it’s now up for reauthorization. But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Melodie Edwards reports, tribes want to close some loopholes.

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