November 16, 2007

Dorgan Releases Concept Paper for Indian Law Enforcement Reform

Over the past year, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held three oversight hearings, a series of listening sessions, and multiple meetings with tribal leaders to discuss the longstanding problem of violent crime in Indian Country. Senator Byron Dorgan, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has developed a concept paper which has been sent to tribal leaders. The concept paper, found below, is a compilation of comments from tribal leaders that examines the problems and lists a number of proposed solutions to law enforcement issues in Indian Country.
The Committee will continue to meet with tribal leaders over the next few months in the development of legislation to address this issue. For those who wish to provide additional comments, we invite you to share your comments and ideas with us through our website. Please click on the link below and share with us your thoughts on this important matter. However, if you wish to submit any documents in addition to your comments, please e-mail with both your comments and attachments. Similarly, you may fax the information to (202) 228-2589.
Indian Law Enforcement Concept Paper