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14 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy 121 (2004)


This article sets forth some preliminary issues and perspectives for the development of indigenous models of rape jurisprudence. Part I examines the reasons for and importance of developing an indigenous jurisprudence of rape. Part II addresses tribal jurisdiction issues, particularly the current limitations on tribal authority. Part III provides a historical context for the issue, including examples of the role of colonization in the responses to sexual violence. Part IV shares some visions for the development of a contemporary jurisprudence of rape for indigenous nations.