In the United States, Native Americans (also known as American Indians, Amerindians, Indigenous Americans or simply Indians; see §Terminology differences) are people descended from the pre-Columbian indigenous population of the land within the country's modern boundaries.These peoples were composed of numerous distinct tribes, bands, and ethnic groups, and many of these groups survive intact today as partially sovereign nations.Almost 126,000 of the 1.4 million serious violent crimes were rapes and assaults.
(NCJ 235508) These criminal victimizations included an estimated 4.3 million violent crimes defined as rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that NCAI supports the development of legislation that will: 1) Restore Alaska Native village lands as “Indian country” with Alaska tribal governments having the same authority to address the needs of their peoples as the tribes in the lower 48; and 2) At a minimum, restore the authority of Alaska tribes to address domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault within village lands, as well as related problems of alcohol and drug abuse; and 3) Provide separate funding to Alaska tribal governments for necessary law enforcement in rural villages; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that NCAI supports the Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act and supports further amendments to expand the pilot project of VAWA 2013 to include all tribes in Alaska. The Initiative, located within the Department of Education, seeks to support activities that will strengthen the Nation by expanding education opportunities and improving education outcomes for all American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students.The Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005, Title IX, Section 904(a)(1)(2), authorizes NIJ, in consultation with the U. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women, to conduct research on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women in Indian Country.The needed research is broad in scope, and NIJ is actively developing a research program for multiple projects over an extended period of time in order to address the issues.Flyer – Summary – Presentation Webinar 3: Institutions of Higher Education that conduct Native American language immersion programs, including teachers of such programs.