➜ Native Americans Struggle With High Rate of Rape - NYTimes.com
A Senate version, passed with broad bipartisan support, would grant new powers to tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians suspected of sexually assaulting their Indian spouses or domestic partners. But House Republicans, and some Senate Republicans, oppose the provision as a dangerous expansion of the tribal courts’ authority, and it was excluded from the version that the House passed last Wednesday. The House and Senate are seeking to negotiate a compromise.
Bummer Time Thursday! Rape Victims Advocates in Chicago also points out that 80% of the rapists of Native women are non-Native.