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Choctaw citizen leads Native committee at Department of Justice
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Choctaw citizen leads Native committee at Department of Justice (February 8, 2018)

R. Trent Shores, a Choctaw Nation citizen who serves as a top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma, has taken on a new leadership role within the Trump administration.

Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country
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Report faults Department of Justice for public safety issues in Indian Country (December 18, 2017)

The Department of Justice isn't doing enough to improve public safety in Indian Country, seven years after the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act.

Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma
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Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma (December 12, 2017)

A ceremonial swearing-in is taking place for R. Trent Shores, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who serves as the U.S. Attorney for Northern Oklahoma.

Senate committee approves bill to fund victim services programs in Indian Country
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Senate committee approves bill to fund victim services programs in Indian Country (December 7, 2017)

A bill to provide victim services funding directly to tribes for the first time is making its way through Congress.

Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration
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Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration (December 5, 2017)

Thanks to bipartisan support from lawmakers, bills to improve public safety in Indian Country are advancing in Congress despite limited commitments from the Trump administration.

Tribal safety measures encounter little resistance from Department of Justice
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Tribal safety measures encounter little resistance from Department of Justice (October 26, 2017)

The last time the Department of Justice went before Congress to discuss Indian issues, the affair didn't go so well.