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Western Diné Justice Center Begins New Era in Navajo Safety
The Western Diné Justice Center opened its doors on February 17 as Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly referred to the center as a new era for Navajo Public Safety...
Tribe Says Interior Department Withholding Crime Data
WASHINGTON – Oglala Sioux tribal officials are alleging that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) of the U.S...
Tribal Judges Revive National Tribal Justice Resource Center
Increasingly powerful tribal courts can make use of a law resource center that will provide training and technical assistance to tribal justice systems across the country...
Oliphant Decision Led to Jurisdictional Issues on Indian Reservations
In 1973, during the annual celebration of the Suquamish Indian Tribe, Mark David Oliphant, a non-tribal member, was arrested and charged with assaulting a tribal police officer and...
Pawnees Get New Law Enforcement Center
PAWNEE, Okla – On Friday, December 16 th , the Pawnee Nation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Law Enforcement Center that will be constructed on their agency campus...
A Lethal Combination Develops
An autumn evening in 2007 that began with three Navajo members drinking and ended with one dead and the other two serving time in prison after an ill-fated union of alcohol and vio...
Do Congress and Obama Really Support the Tribal Law and Order Act?
WASHINGTON – If there’s one issue that every politician agrees with on Indian issues in Washington, it’s that tribal justice and safety needs to be strengthened...
Yankton Sioux Seek Justice for 17-Year Old Case at the White House Tribal Nations Conference
During the recent White House Tribal Nations Conference, Yankton Sioux Tribe chairman Thurmond Cournoyer hand-delivered a message to Charles Galbraith, Navajo, associate director o...
Federal Laws Discriminate; Tribal Justice May Improve
Federal justice on reservations is discriminatory and harsh, especially for youth, but recently enhanced tribal justice systems – a potential remedy – may not be easy to implement,...
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