Violence against women is not natural. The occurence of violence against women of indigenous communities is a fairly recent phenomena, resulting from the colonization and oppression of native nations. Statistics specific to battering in Indian communities are difficult to find. There is confusion about how "domestic violence" is defined. Neither the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service nor any other tribal agency counts acts of violence crimes against women. Additionally, lack of sufficient funding in Native communities often prevent more than a crisis-oriented response to the battering of women and their children.