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Deborah Parker, a former Tulalip Tribe official, dedicates a traditional song to injured women at a Justice Department meeting on tribes’ implementation of the Violence Against Women Act. Charles McConnell/Cronkite News

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Tribes: Domestic violence program 'very successful,' but challenges remain

WASHINGTON - It was just a few years ago that tribal courts would not have been able to prosecute the non-Indian man who beat his Pascua Yaqui partner for failing to make his lunch correctly and not doing the laundry.