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Native American Violence
6:31 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

UW Prof To Advise Justice Dept. On Children & Violence In Indian Country

A new Justice Department advisory panel will be specifically looking at violence faced by American Indian children.
Credit Rennett Stowe / Creative Commons

Tribal leaders from the Northwest and from around the country had the opportunity today to tell the Obama Administration what they want in the coming year. The White House convened what has become an annual conference with Native American tribes. A University of Washington law school professor will be giving advice all year long thanks to his appointment to a new Justice Department advisory panel. Ron Whitener says the group is specifically looking at violence faced by American Indian children.

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