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The results, which show high rates of violence against both women and men, provide the most thorough assessment on the extent of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men to date.These results complement those from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Overall, more than 1.4 million American Indian and Alaska Native men have experienced violence in their lifetime.American Indian and Alaska Native women are 1.2 times as likely as non-Hispanic white-only women to have experienced violence in their lifetime and 1.7 times as likely to have experienced violence in the past year.They are also significantly more likely to have experienced stalking and physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, as well as psychological aggression by an intimate partner both in their lifetime and in the past year.The federal government has a "trust responsibility to assist tribal governments in safeguarding the lives of Indian women." Yet in (1978), the U. Supreme Court ruled that tribes did not have criminal jurisdiction over non-Indian perpetrators.
This meant that federally recognized tribes had no authority to criminally prosecute non-Indian offenders, even for crimes committed in Indian Country.This essentially provided immunity to non-Indian offenders and compromised the safety of American Indian and Alaska Native women and men.