Category Archives: Women’s Rights

Idle No More for Dummies

What’s with all the Public Indian-ness around the country lately? That’s the question Blackfoot writer and musician Gyasi Ross hopes to answer in his essay “The Idle No More Movement for Dummies” (subtitled “What the Heck Are All These Indians … Continue reading

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Do-nothing Congress allows VAWA to lapse

So while Congress was busy trying to steer clear of a “fiscal cliff” that Congress itself created (and could easily have averted if this country weren’t gridlocked by a politics of insanity), it evidently decided that protecting women wasn’t terribly … Continue reading

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VAWA still stalled over tribal provisions

Why is the Violence Against Women Act, which has been reauthorized every year since its inception in 1994, still stalled in Congress? Because some Republicans apparently aren’t familiar with the concept of tribal sovereignty. The Huffington Post reports: VAWA, which … Continue reading

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