And this term “culturally specific” emerges constantly in these documents, but what does it mean? That anyone not a tribal member, in this instance, or a Person of Color, in other such appearances of the term, will be turned away beaten and bruised, for not being of a “specific culture”?
Kady M. Trudy W. Schuett Leslie Loftis
Ron Collins
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I’m not entirely sure, but you may not be aware that DV committed on a reservation is automatically a Federal crime. Serious fines/jail time. No matter who the designated abuser is, tribal member or not.

I don’t think there were any DV programs on reservations prior to VAWA. There may have been resistance to these programs as well, until the assurance of more money was provided.

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