12/01/2009

Experts say grants won't end criminal violence in Tribal areas

By Rob Capriccioso
Indian Country Today

ONEIDA, N.Y. — Tribal justice advocates are hailing awards from the Department of Justice to aid and improve three reservation-based domestic violence programs, but many say the money itself isn't going to solve bigger federal Indian law problems.

Some of the latest awards, announced in early September, come as a result of federal stimulus funding. They amount to $1.4 million for the Los Coyotes Band of Indians in California, the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

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