Huge News: Occupy Wall St. has officially joined the fight for Native women’s rights. We are so appreciative of them not only sharing the work of Save Wįyąbi Project, but of struggle to get the tribal provisions in the Violence Against Women Act passed.
In other news, the National Congress of American Indians has been working behind the scenes and conceding to Republican demands in VAWA. The lunatic fringe GOP is trying to remove the provisions in the Violence Against Women Act that would allow tribal authorities to prosecute non-Native rapists and domestic abusers.
So please ignore the the most recent statements made by the National Congress of American Indians regarding the Violence Against Women Act. They are still pandering to the GOP, their most recent press release is to save face. NCAI accomplished zero of their legislative goals last term, and are now trying to act like the voice of Native people in the VAWA fight [Spoiler: NCAI “State of Indian Nations” address is on 2/14 and they need something to present].
Keep going strong, and let your voice be heard - do not let anyone speak on your behalf. Senate votes again this Monday (2/11) so make sure you contact your Senators and tribal leaders and tell them Native American women need S.47 with NO amendments.