US Attorney takes on more Saginaw Chippewa crime cases

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan says it has been prosecuting more and more crime cases on the Saginaw Chippewa Reservation.

Between 2006 and 2008, only two cases from the reservation were tried. Since 2008, there have been 48 cases, The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun reports.

More than half of the cases involve Native victims and non-Native offenders, Assistant U.S. Attorney Roy Kranz said at a ceremony on the reservation yesterday. "You deserve to have abusers held accountable,” he was quoted as saying.

Tribal members attended a ceremony in honor of Iva Joy Fuller, who was murdered by her brother on the reservation.

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Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe honors Iva Fuller, other victims at ceremony (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 4/24)

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