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Alaska lawmakers weigh Indian Law and Order Commission report
Alaska lawmakers weigh Indian Law and Order Commission report (April 9, 2014)

The Alaska House House Community and Regional Affairs Committee held a second hearing into issues presented by the Indian Law and Order Commission.


Editorial: Justice denied on reservations across United States
Editorial: Justice denied on reservations across United States (February 27, 2014)

Wyoming newspaper supports reform efforts laid out by the Indian Law and Order Commission.


Witness list for SCIA hearing on Tribal Law and Order report
Witness list for SCIA hearing on Tribal Law and Order report (February 11, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss a report from the Indian Law and Order Commission.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on law and order
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on law and order (February 6, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing next week to discuss a report from the Indian Law and Order Commission.


Troy Eid: Making Native America safer for a new generation
Troy Eid: Making Native America safer for a new generation (January 31, 2014)

Former U.S. Attorney Troy Eid, the chairman of the Indian Law and Order Commission, explains why the justice system on reservations and in Alaska Native villages needs to be reformed.


Interview: Troy Eid from Indian Law and Order Commission
Interview: Troy Eid from Indian Law and Order Commission (January 23, 2014)

Indian Country Today interviews former U.S. Attorney Troy Eid, the chairman of the Indian Law and Order Commission, about recommendations to improve the justice system in Indian Country.


PBS: Discussing Indian Law and Order Commission report
PBS: Discussing Indian Law and Order Commission report (January 20, 2014)

Former U.S. Attorney Troy Eid, the chairman of the Indian Law and Order Commission, discusses a report that calls for major changes in the justice system in Indian Country.


Column: Governor fails to improve safety in Native villages
Column: Governor fails to improve safety in Native villages (January 8, 2014)

Columnist takes Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) to task for failing to improve public safety in Native villages.


Walter Lamar: Plan urges reforms to make tribal lands safer
Walter Lamar: Plan urges reforms to make tribal lands safer (January 8, 2014)

Walt Lamar discusses the report of the Indian Law and Order Commission to improve public safety on reservations and in Alaska Native villages.


Indian Law and Order Commission pushes for reform in Alaska
Indian Law and Order Commission pushes for reform in Alaska (December 5, 2013)

The Indian Law and Order Commission met in Alaska on Wednesday and urged state officials to recognize tribal sovereignty in order to improve public safety in Native villages.


APRN: Debate about   law enforcement for Alaska Native villages
APRN: Debate about law enforcement for Alaska Native villages (November 20, 2013)

Troy Eid, the chairman of the Indian Law and Order Commission, and Michael Geraghty, Alaska's Attorney General, appeared on Alaska Public Radio Network last week to discuss law enforcement issues in Alaska Native villages.


Indian Law and Order Commission  sets timeline for reform
Indian Law and Order Commission sets timeline for reform (November 13, 2013)

The Indian Law and Order Commission is urging Congress and the executive branch to implement a sweeping set of reforms within the next 10 years.


Indian Law and Order Commission supports tribal authority
Indian Law and Order Commission supports tribal authority (November 12, 2013)

Tribal governments should be able to prosecute all people for crimes that occur on their lands, the Indian Law and Order Commission says in a report being released today.


Indian Law and Order Commission   releases public safety report
Indian Law and Order Commission releases public safety report (November 6, 2013)

The Indian Law and Order Commission will hold a press conference next Tuesday, November 12, in Washington, D.C.


DOJ report shows hotspots for   criminal cases   in     Indian Country
DOJ report shows hotspots for criminal cases in Indian Country (June 3, 2013)

The Department of Justice is taking on and prosecuting more Indian Country crime cases, according to a new report, with certain areas ranking high in investigations, In 2012, federal prosecutors...


DOJ  releases report on  declination rates for  Indian Country
DOJ releases report on declination rates for Indian Country (May 30, 2013)

The Department of Justice released its first Indian Country declination report today. The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 requires DOJ to provide data on the number of...


BIA releases schedule for more tribal court training sessions
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BIA releases schedule for more tribal court training sessions (May 14, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be hosting more tribal court training sessions. The BIA's Office of Justice Services is providing training to tribal court prosecutors, defenders and judges. The...


Eastern Cherokees take   advantage of Tribal Law and Order Act
Eastern Cherokees take advantage of Tribal Law and Order Act (April 19, 2013)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina is taking advantage of the Tribal Law and Order Act. The law authorizes tribes to issue sentences longer than one year....


Umatilla Tribes on fast track to assert authority under VAWA
Umatilla Tribes on fast track to assert authority under VAWA (March 26, 2013)

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon could be the first in Indian Country to assert jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit domestic violence offenses. The tribe already...


White Earth Nation   shares  federal jurisdiction    in PL280 state
White Earth Nation shares federal jurisdiction in PL280 state (March 15, 2013)

The federal government will once again be sharing criminal jurisdiction with the The White Earth Nation of Minnesota. With some exceptions, the state of Minnesota was granted jurisdiction in Indian...


Cherokee Nation boosts tribal court sentences for certain crimes
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Cherokee Nation boosts tribal court sentences for certain crimes (March 13, 2013)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has increased penalties for serious crimes. Under the Cherokee Nation Law and Order Act, offenders face up to three years in jail and up to...


Fronteras: Hopi Tribe takes advantage of  tougher sentencing
Fronteras: Hopi Tribe takes advantage of tougher sentencing (March 8, 2013)

Fronteras reports on efforts by the Hopi Tribe to increase the sentencing authority of its courts: Crime rates in Indian Country are more than twice the national average. But for...


Native Sun News: US Attorney   advocates for Indian Country
Native Sun News: US Attorney advocates for Indian Country (January 14, 2013)

The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. United States Attorney Brendan Johnson has established himself as...


NWPR: Umatilla Tribes   implement  tougher criminal sentencing
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NWPR: Umatilla Tribes implement tougher criminal sentencing (November 27, 2012)

"A tribal court on the Umatilla Indian Reservation is one of the first to hand down a long prison term under new tougher criminal sentencing laws enacted by Congress in...


Hopi Tribe increases sentencing under Tribal Law and Order Act
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Hopi Tribe increases sentencing under Tribal Law and Order Act (September 6, 2012)

The Hopi Tribe of Arizona is one of the few in Indian Country to take advantage of expanded criminal sentencing under the Tribal Law and Order Act. The tribe updated...


White Earth Nation requests federal jurisdiction in PL 280 state
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White Earth Nation requests federal jurisdiction in PL 280 state (September 4, 2012)

The White Earth Nation of Minnesota has asked the federal government to assert criminal jurisdiction on its reservation. With some exceptions, the state of Minnesota was granted criminal and civil...


Sarah Deer: Protecting Indian women with our justice systems
Sarah Deer: Protecting Indian women with our justice systems (August 30, 2012)

"In a prior column, I offered my opinion that providing support and advocacy for survivors of violent crime in Indian country. One of the more significant aspects of women’s advocacy...


Jodi Gillette: Two-year anniversary of Tribal Law and Order Act
Jodi Gillette: Two-year anniversary of Tribal Law and Order Act (August 2, 2012)

"The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) represents an important step in helping the Federal Government better address the unique public safety challenges that confront tribal communities. As President Obama...


ICT Interview: Affie Ellis from Indian Law and Order Commission
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ICT Interview: Affie Ellis from Indian Law and Order Commission (August 1, 2012)

"In 2010, Congress passed the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA). The act was intended to tackle crime in Indian country, and had a number of provisions such as better...


No tribes are taking advantage of expanded criminal sentencing
No tribes are taking advantage of expanded criminal sentencing (May 31, 2012)

Tribes so far aren't taking advantage of expanded criminal sentencing under the Tribal Law and Order Act, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The law allows tribes to...


Walt Lamar: More funds needed for Tribal Law and Order Act
Walt Lamar: More funds needed for Tribal Law and Order Act (March 26, 2012)

"The budget battles of 2012 struck a blow to key provisions of the Tribal Law and Order Act and although the proposed budget contains increases for some important programs, funding...


MPR: White Earth Band seeks to restore federal jurisdiction
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MPR: White Earth Band seeks to restore federal jurisdiction (March 23, 2012)

"Some Native American tribes in Minnesota are hoping a relatively new federal law will help reduce high reservation crime rates. The Tribal Law and Order Act would allow for more...


Declination rate remains high for crimes in Indian Country
Declination rate remains high for crimes in Indian Country (February 21, 2012)

Not much has changed when it comes to crime in Indian Country, The New York Times reports. Reservations suffer from the highest crime rates in the nation. And American Indian...


Bill extends Tribal Law and Order Act Commission for a year
Bill extends Tribal Law and Order Act Commission for a year (February 10, 2012)

Several members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee are sponsoring a bill to extend the Indian Law and Order Commission for another year. The commission was created by the Tribal...


DOJ finalizes process  to restore role in Public Law 280 state
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DOJ finalizes process to restore role in Public Law 280 state (December 9, 2011)

The Department of Justice has finalized the process by which it can resume jurisdiction over reservations located in Public Law 280 states. Under Public Law 280, which was passed during...


ICT interview with Sarah Deer about Tribal Law and Order Act
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ICT interview with Sarah Deer about Tribal Law and Order Act (December 1, 2011)

"With the many decisions and laws that dictate criminal jurisdiction in Indian country, are things working properly? I don’t think the system works. I think most people who have been...


Sen. Tester: Improving public safety for  Indian Country
Sen. Tester: Improving public safety for Indian Country (October 28, 2011)

The following is the opinion of Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana). Montana benefits immensely from the rich histories and cultures of its Indian tribes. And as with any community, where there...


WeNews: Limited funding hindering Tribal Law and Order Act
WeNews: Limited funding hindering Tribal Law and Order Act (October 13, 2011)

"The passage of a U.S. law last summer was intended, in part, to curb violence against American Indian and Alaskan Native women. But underfunding and legal limitations have made it...


John Thune: Celebrating Native American Day in South Dakota
John Thune: Celebrating Native American Day in South Dakota (October 3, 2011)

The following is the opinion of Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota). At the urging of the late Governor George Mickelson, the South Dakota legislature voted in 1989 to establish Native...


Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on TLOA
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on TLOA (September 22, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on the Tribal Law and Order Act. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on July 29, 2010. Federal...


Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs hearing on Law and Order Act
Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs hearing on Law and Order Act (September 21, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the Tribal Law and Order Act tomorrow. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on July 29, 2010. The...


Senate Indian Affairs Committee  roundtable and two hearings
Senate Indian Affairs Committee roundtable and two hearings (September 7, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has a roundtable and two hearings on its schedule. Tomorrow, Loretta A. Tuell, the Majority Staff Director/Chief Counsel of the committee, will lead a roundtable...


9th Circuit allows multiple tribal  sentences for multiple offenses
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9th Circuit allows multiple tribal sentences for multiple offenses (August 17, 2011)

Tribes can sentence offenders to consecutive sentences for multiple crimes, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. Beatrice Miranda, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, was...


Vi Waln: Indian children deserve  better lives on the reservation
Vi Waln: Indian children deserve better lives on the reservation (August 1, 2011)

I attended the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, Native American Issues Subcommittee meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota, last week. This meeting was with Attorney General Eric Holder...


President Obama statement on  year of Tribal Law and Order Act
President Obama statement on year of Tribal Law and Order Act (August 1, 2011)

President Barack Obama issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act. A year ago today, I was proud to sign the Tribal Law...


Opinion: Tribal Law and Order Act takes aim at reservation crime
Opinion: Tribal Law and Order Act takes aim at reservation crime (August 1, 2011)

"Today marks the one year anniversary of the Tribal Law & Order Act (TLOA), an historic piece of legislation signed into law by President Obama on July 29, 2010. That...


Remarks by Attorney General Holder at Pine Ridge Reservation
Remarks by Attorney General Holder at Pine Ridge Reservation (July 28, 2011)

"It is a privilege to be here in Pine Ridge, to stand with so many extraordinary leaders, and to visit some of your sacred places – grounds that have been...


Kim Teehee: Celebrating a year of the    Tribal Law and Order Act
Kim Teehee: Celebrating a year of the Tribal Law and Order Act (July 28, 2011)

"This week marks the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA), a comprehensive law that is improving the federal government’s ability to work with...


Tribal prosecutors named to Indian Country crime in four states
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Tribal prosecutors named to Indian Country crime in four states (July 27, 2011)

Federal prosecutors in New Mexico and three other states are participating in a program that assigns a tribal prosecutor for Indian Country crime. David Adams will take a three year...


Attorney General Eric  Holder heading to Pine Ridge Reservation
Attorney General Eric Holder heading to Pine Ridge Reservation (July 25, 2011)

Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to South Dakota this week to meet with tribal leaders and to visit the Pine Ridge Reservation. On Wednesday, Holder will be at the...


Troy Eid: Indian Law and Order Commission moves forward
Troy Eid: Indian Law and Order Commission moves forward (May 2, 2011)

"The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA), signed into law by President Obama last July with bipartisan support, makes federal agencies more accountable for serving Indian lands. TLOA also provides...


Echo Hawk delivers keynote at  child abuse prevention meeting
Echo Hawk delivers keynote at child abuse prevention meeting (April 6, 2011)

Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk delivered the keynote at a child abuse prevention conference in Montana on Monday. Echo Hawk said the Bureau of Indian Affairs is working to improve...


Indian Law and Order Commission holds   first in-person session
Indian Law and Order Commission holds first in-person session (April 6, 2011)

The Indian Law and Order Commission is holding its first in-person meeting today in New Mexico. The commission was created by Congress through the Tribal Law and Order Act. It...


Lydia Whirlwind Soldier: Tribal  Law and Order Act a good first start
Lydia Whirlwind Soldier: Tribal Law and Order Act a good first start (February 3, 2011)

The following opinion by Lydia Whirlwind Soldier appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. The new Tribal Law and Order Act...


KUOW: Tulalip woman and son upset with prosecution in tribal court
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KUOW: Tulalip woman and son upset with prosecution in tribal court (February 1, 2011)

"In 2008, a Tulalip man named Michael Bradley was arrested. He was charged in federal court with raping his 7–year–old great–niece multiple times. Jay Stansell was the federal public defender...


KUOW: Tribal Law and Order Act expands authority of tribal courts
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KUOW: Tribal Law and Order Act expands authority of tribal courts (January 31, 2011)

"Last July, Native American leaders gathered in Washington, DC, to celebrate the passage of a new law: the Tribal Law and Order Act. As President Obama noted that day, it's...