This region contains Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. The landscapes in this region are characterized by fertile wetlands, mountains regions, coastal lands, swamps, gulf waters and the Atlantic coastline. Though historically there were many tribes in this region, due to relocation, many Southeastern tribes were forced west. In addition to federally recognized tribes this region contains several tribes that have state or local recognition and some that are seeking federal recognition.
The Catawba Indian Nation’s Circle of Hope Domestic Violence Advocacy Program provides holistic, culturally-competent services for victims of domestic violence on the Catawba Indian Nation.
Congress passed the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) in July 2010 and President Obama signed it into law on July 29, 2010. TLOA is a comprehensive statute focused on investigating and prosecuting crime in Indian country with a primary purpose of reducing crime in Indian country and increasing public safety.
Originally funded through an OJJDP Demonstration grant as one of three Green Reentry pilot programs, youth find an opportunity to heal physically, mentally, socially and spiritually through learning to grow traditional foods and explore other sustainable practices.