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MPR: White Earth Band seeks more control of law enforcement (10/14)
"Unhappy with the way criminal cases are handled on the White Earth Indian Reservation, tribal officials are seeking more control over law enforcement and the courts. Tribal officials say local counties don't prosecute crimes on the reservation aggressively enough. Rape...

Editorial: More cooperation for law enforcement on reservations (09/17)
"Reservation communities share concurrent criminal jurisdiction with either the federal government or, in Public Law 280 jurisdictions, county-state governments. The exact mechanisms by which tribal, state or federal authorities share policing and justice is not well-defined. The expression of concurrent...

California sheriffs dispute provision in Tribal Law and Order Act (09/13)
The California State Sheriffs Association is disputing a provision in the new Tribal Law and Order Act. The law authorizes tribes to access national criminal information databases. Access is restricted to "tribal law enforcement officials that meet applicable federal or...

Crime statistics difficult to locate for Indian Country in California (08/09)
The Lake County News tried to obtain crime statistics for Indian Country in California but neither the state nor the federal government collect any. California falls under Public Law 280 so the state exercises concurrent criminal jurisdiction on reservations....

San Manuel Band won't see change with Tribal Law and Order Act (08/02)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California doesn't expect to see much change under the newly-signed Tribal Law and Order Act. The tribe has reached law enforcement agreements with local jurisdictions. Spokesperson Jacob Coin said the situation won't...

Ho-Chunk Nation to establish law enforcement agency this year (07/28)
The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is starting its own law enforcement agency. The tribe hopes to hire a police chief sometime next month. The chief will oversee law enforcement for all of the tribe's trust lands. "This has to do...

Report faults Miccosukee tribal police over fatal car accident (06/16)
A report from a state prosecutor in Florida says police officers from the Miccosukee Tribe prevented authorities from determining who was at a fault in a fatal accident. Tatiana Furry, a non-Indian, was reportedly drinking heavily at the tribe's casino...

Carole Goldberg: Sovereignty leads to success (03/20)
"Despite the prosperity tribal gaming has brought to some Native nations over the past 20 years, poverty and unemployment rates remain high on many reservations. How can economic conditions on reservations be improved? Searching for the answer to this question...

Non-Indian blamed for fatal Miccosukee accident (03/18)
A non-Indian woman is being blamed for a fatal accident that the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida has been criticized for investigating. An expert and an attorney for the tribe both concluded that Tatiana Furry, 31, caused the January 21 accident...

Editorial: Don't restore Miccosukee sovereignty (02/23)
"When someone commits a crime or is involved in an accident in Florida, it is generally understood that the state has jurisdiction and will proceed with whatever investigation, charge, penalty or punishment is warranted. This clear delineation of authority would...