The right to exist in a world free from violence is a basic tenet in many indigenous cultures and governments. The epidemic of sexual violence perpetrated against Native American women in the United States reflects a fundamental breakdown in the cultural and legal norms that have served to provide protection to Native women from time immemorial.
Deer, Sara. "Expanding the Network of Safety: Tribal Protection Orders for Survivors of Sexual Assault." Tribal Law Journal 4, 1 (2004). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/tlj/vol4/iss1/3