McCollum-Cole Amendment on Tribal Victim Services passes in House


Last updated 7/17/2018 at 9:42am

The amendment helps ensure the crime victims on tribal lands have access to justice and healing. More than 80% of Native American adults have experienced some form of violence.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The House Appropriations Committee recently adopted an amendment offered by Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Tom Cole (R-OK) that would support tribal victim services programs. The amendment was adopted by voice vote with overwhelming bi-partisan support.

"We greatly appreciate Congresswoman McCollum and Congressman Cole's leadership and advocacy to ensure that crime victims on tribal lands have access to the healing and justice they need," said Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI).

Despite federal and tribal government effo...

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