U.S. doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

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U.S. doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

Lissa Loring points Blackfeet law enforcement officers to a trailer on July 11 in Valier, Mont., where she believes clues have been found during a search for her cousin, Ashley HeavyRunner Loring, who went missing last year from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. A top U.S. Justice Department official says it’s doubling the amount of federal funding for tribal public safety and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high rates of violence against Native American women. The announcement Wednesday comes amid increased focus on the deaths and disappearances of Native American women and girls in the United States.

U.S. doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

Lissa Loring points Blackfeet law enforcement officers to a trailer on July 11 in Valier, Mont., where she believes clues have been found during a search for her cousin, Ashley HeavyRunner Loring, who went missing last year from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. A top U.S. Justice Department official says it’s doubling the amount of federal funding for tribal public safety and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high rates of violence against Native American women. The announcement Wednesday comes amid increased focus on the deaths and disappearances of Native American women and girls in the United States.
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