Conference focuses on violence against Native American women

August 20, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal and tribal officials are meeting in South Dakota this week to discuss violence against Native American women.

Topics of the two-day conference that begins Tuesday in Sioux Falls include strengthening federal law enforcement efforts to crack down on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking.

Officials also will talk about federal administration of tribal funds and programs established under the Violence Against Women Act.

Among the officials scheduled to attend are the Justice Department’s acting associate attorney general and the acting director of the Office on Violence Against Women.

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