Trafficking of Native women begins in fracking towns after influx of oil workers

The buying and selling of Native American young people has increased in towns such as Williston, North Dakota. These sex slaves and others of different heritages began being pimped immediately following the colonization of "man camps" in Williston. These collections of trailers have cropped up as the demand for workers grows well beyond what towns … Continue reading Trafficking of Native women begins in fracking towns after influx of oil workers

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Anti-VAWA activists tied to Koch

As noted in previous updates, the legal action currently being taken against the Violence Against Women Act appears to be linked to Koch Industries, who would have much to gain by the law being changed following recent human rights abuses. FS is currently investigating staff members at openly anti-VAWA organizations for financial links to Koch … Continue reading Anti-VAWA activists tied to Koch

My gun is NOT a rape prevention tool.

And don't try to tell me that it is. I've never posted an editorial on Fatal Sincerity. I sometimes put up my cultural pieces, which are decidedly not hard news. However, those articles were not written in my capacity as Resident Journalist of Save Wįyąbi Project. My primary objective in the fight against violence towards … Continue reading My gun is NOT a rape prevention tool.

Two oil spills last week raise concerns; VAWA lawsuit threat continues

The focus of Save Wįyąbi Project, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, is to protect Native women from rape, sexual slavery, and other violent crimes. As we've collected reports and data linking fracking communities to human rights violations, environmentalist and feminist causes have started to merge. On Wednesday, a train carrying roughly 357 barrels of … Continue reading Two oil spills last week raise concerns; VAWA lawsuit threat continues

Data shows link between oil workers and violence against Native women

Last week we reported that Sam Hirsch of the US Attorney General's office announced in a private meeting that a lawsuit may be filed against VAWA. The Violence Against Women Act had been passed each year since its introduction in 1994, until provisions protecting Native American women were introduced last year. The bill was supported by … Continue reading Data shows link between oil workers and violence against Native women

Paul J. Larkin riles up supporters against VAWA, cites articles written by Koch Industries colleague

Three days after VAWA passed in the House, The Heritage Foundation's Senior Legal Research Fellow Paul J. Larkin published an article entitled "Send in the Lawyers: The House Passes the Senate's Violence Against Women Act." In his article, Larkin claimed that "various commentators have criticized" the bill's tribal provisions due to unconstitutionality. The two articles he cited as being … Continue reading Paul J. Larkin riles up supporters against VAWA, cites articles written by Koch Industries colleague

Lobbyists threaten Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) recently passed in the House and Senate. A presidential sign-off was the only thing required to renew the 1994 bill, which had come under fire in 2012 due to new protections promised to Native American women and other groups. Emerging sources speculate that law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck may be … Continue reading Lobbyists threaten Violence Against Women Act