As far as family law - that is the one i had a problem with. I still have a hard time finding pity for those adults who enter and stay in abusive relationships...and native issues? I have no opinion on the area, i just moved here and had never met a native before about 2 days ago and am completely ignorant (and probably plan to stay that way) on the subject.
don't go to law school.
all i can do is base my opinions off of what i have experienced/learned. as far as abusive relationships among consenting adults, i feel i have no place to intervene...if the abused asks me for help, i will help if i can i suppose. however, ultimately, it is up that individual to decide for themselves who they want to be with.
children or adults incapable of making decisions for themselves are a different story. Children are a unique story in that they are completely innocent obviously and are not a cause at all of their situation.
As far as native law is concerned...I mean i have never even thought about the topic. I suppose an intro course next year would be helpful if i decide i do want to learn about it, only time will tell.
edit; just to be on same page, by abusive i never meant physically abusive. it should be obvious that physical harm needs to be punished through the law. i am talking about emotional abuse here...