Injustice in Indian Country: Jurisdiction, American Law, and Violence Against Native Women

Event date

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Diversity Center - Library 201


Betsy Eudey


women history monthToday, due to a complicated system of criminal jurisdiction, non-Native Americans can commit crimes against American Indians with virtual impunity in much of Indian country (the legal term for American Indian reservations and land held in trust for Native people). This climate of impunity disproportionately affects Native women who are routinely targeted by non-Native men for sexual violence. This lecture examines the issue in its colonial context to contemplate activism and strategies for social change.

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