- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska has received nearly $450,000 in federal grant funding to address domestic violence against Native American women.

The Department of Justice announced the award Wednesday while unveiling more than $97 million in grant funding for American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages.

The Justice Department says American Indians and Alaska Natives experience disproportionate rates of violence and often struggle to access services.

Deborah Gilg, the U.S. attorney for Nebraska, says the grant will help the Santee Sioux continue their commitment to alleviating the high rates of domestic violence.

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