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FULL FAITH AND CREDIT, PROTECTION ORDERS AND SAFETY FOR NATIVE FAMILIES

Published Date: 
Monday, December 17, 2018

The Full Faith and Credit provision under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) requires every court in the United States to recognize and enforce valid protection orders of other courts. 

This means that all Indian nations and states must enforce a protection order issued by another tribal court. 

Likewise, all Indian nations and states must enforce a protection order issued by another state court. 

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