The last paragraph puts it all in perspective. All the promise and vision of the Tribal Law And Order Act is obscured without funding. A representative survey of all Indian country always reveals the same results, poor service quality delivery of justice services, from police, courts and detention of violators. No search and rescue ability. Wait and hope some outside entity will come and assist. While I believe the TLOA was well intentioned, it follows a decades long practice of funding shortfalls. So like the commissioner said, we generate a report and lawmakers look at it and put it away. It's hard to imagine that a country that will spend $602 billion on 2013 defense budget, that a $2 or $3 billion outlay could not be made for American Tribes. I saw an Arizona sheriff who had 11,125 square miles in his county, half of which was Indian country, who has deputies patrol the Indian portion get turned down and overlooked for small $15 million appropriation for 2 helicopters. That would represent less than 1% of the $602 billion that will be spent in 2013. This sheriff who happens to be a Native, has a county bigger than 9 other states. When it's all said and done. The lip service about public safety is there. The commitment which is a federal trust responsibility is lacking.