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    I need to do some research on this but I believe the tribal laws extend beyond the boundaries of the reservation. So a non-native male that rapes a native woman at a home outside of the reservation could be tried on reservation. I do not agree with this.

    I really do not agree that is seems to be an issue that is being politicized instead of being looked at as an issue as a that needs to be fixed.
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    okay that thought cemented it for me. They are sovereign so anything that happens on tribal lands should be prosecuted by tribal consuls.

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    We are non natives who live with in the boundaries of a reservation on deeded land that we own. There are loop holes when it comes to prosecuting natives and whites a like. For example we have had property stolen from our yard, the county sheriff has no jurisdiction and the tribal police won't help if you are non native. A tribal police officer can detain you, but they have to call in and give permission to the county sheriff to come on the reservation to prosecute you, On the other hand if a native commits a crime off the reservation and makes it back to the reservation prior to being caught there is nothing the county law enforcement can do as long as the person stays on the reservation.



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    DH got me a book called "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich for Solstice that is very timely to this discussion. It's about an Indian woman who was raped by a non-Indian, and the fallout later. In the book her husband is a tribal judge, and their son is very interested in tribal law, and it talks a lot about the practical realities of jurisdiction when it comes to the law, and about the history of the jurisdiction laws. DH didn't know I was just talking about this subject on here, he just thought I would like the book (he's right, it's a really good one.) I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get a feel for the subject told from the Indian POV (it is narrated by the woman's 13 year old son.)

    Amazon.com: The Round House (9780062065247): Louise Erdrich: Books
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    just got it on my nook!
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    Yay! Let me know what you think! I really liked it.
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    Sorry, didn't mean to lock the thread. I didn't even realize I did it!
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    LOL...I saw that last night...I was wondering where it got "offensive"

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    If you like the Round House-- read The Bingo Palace, also by Erdrich. Great book!
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    Thanks for the recommend Audra! I will definitely check it out.
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