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Legal Information: Tribal
Abuse in Tribal Communities
How long is a protection order in effect?
Protection orders can last for different periods of time depending on the laws of the specific Native American tribe/pueblo or Alaskan village. For example, on Navajo lands, a protection order can last for up to five years,1 while a protection order only lasts for one year on Cherokee lands.2
1 Navajo Nation Code Title 9 § 1662(C)
2 See Cherokee Family Violence Center
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