What if I am, or my domestic abuser is, part of a Native American tribe?

The laws of the tribe will be relevant only if the Domestic Violence occurs on tribal land. Not all Indian tribes in Minnesota have adopted specific Domestic Violence laws. There is no uniform tribal domestic code, so tribes that have adopted Domestic Violence codes may have different provisions and relief granted under their codes. Some tribes have specific Domestic Violence codes, while other tribes rely on general criminal or civil statutes to address the issue. A protective order issued by a tribal court will be enforced anywhere in the United States. Similarly, and tribal courts can enforce a protective order issued by other courts.