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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Domestic Violence and Tribal Protection of Indigenous Women in the United States

General Material

Excerpt: "This article will examine the sovereign nature of the tribal nations within the parameters of both international law and United States jurisprudence. This article will also address the way in which some international instruments relate to the rights and protection of indigenous people, including specific provisions for protecting women. Furthermore, this article will provide an overview of the American Indians' shared world view, revealing values in sharp contrast to those of the majority of American society... Finally, this article will demonstrate how some tribes seek to protect their female members through codes, customary law, and intervention programs which provide services to victims, abusers, and their families."

Sections include:

  • I. The Indigenous Nations in International and U.S. Law
  • II. Indigenous Nations of the United States: a Cultural Viewpoint
  • II. Custom and Tribal Codes, Orders, and Programs to Protect Women
  • IV. Indians Outside the Tribal System