United Tribes of Michigan

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President Obama Signs Violence Against Women Act into Law

Asian CarpMarch 7, 2013, from NCAI: News & Updates For Indian Country.

NCAI Members join President Obama and Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, and Advocates to Celebrate Passage of Protections for All Women

VAWA Signed Into Law


Washington, DC - Native women, tribal leaders, women's rights advocates, and survivors of domestic abuse joined President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden today, along with members of Congress and the Obama Administration, to celebrate the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Members of NCAI's Executive Committee joined in celebrating the tribal provisions of the bill enacted into law; President Jefferson Keel, 1st Vice President Juana Majel Dixon and Co-Chair of NCAI's Task Force on Violence Against Women, Secretary Ed Thomas, and Treasurer Ron Allen. Terri Henry, Co-Chair of NCAI's Task Force on Violence Against Women, was also in attendance.

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Exec. Director Frank Ettawageshik

United Tribes of Michigan Executive Director Frank Ettawageshik, a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and former LTBB chairperson.

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