The SAVE Native Women Act moves forward
Senator Daniel Akaka (HI) recently introduced the Stand Against Violence and Empower (SAVE) Native Women Act (S. 1763). The bill would take much needed steps to give Indian Country more jurisdiction over crimes committed on their lands, which would subsequently strengthen protections for Native women from domestic and dating violence. Read more details here.
After being referred to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, a full committee hearing on the bill was held on November 10. The bill is expected to be voted on soon.
Read FCNL’s letter to Sen. Akaka in support of this bill.