On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Chairwoman Maria Cantwell (D-WA) will hold a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing on the findings and recommendations of the Indian Law and Order Commission’s report titled, “A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer.”
On July 29, 2010, Congress enacted the Tribal Law and Order Act. The Act was intended to address the rapidly declining prosecutions in Indian country, improve coordination between the Department of the Interior, the Department of Justice, and tribes, and improve tribal law enforcement capacity and information sharing among the stakeholders.
The Commission is required to report to Congress on the implementation of the Act, and to recommend ways to strengthen justice and public safety in Indian country. The Committee will hear from the Administration and from tribal leaders to determine how the Act is working, if tribal members are safer as a result of the Act, and whether additional legislation is necessary.
WHAT: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing on the findings of the Indian Law and Order Commission report.
WHEN: 2:30 PM, February 12, 2014
WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Video and witness testimony will be provided at indian.senate.gov.
THE HONORABLE KEVIN WASHBURN, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs,
U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
THE HONORABLE TIMOTHY Q. PURDON, U.S. Attorney, District of North Dakota,
U.S. Department of Justice, Fargo, ND
MR. TROY EID, Chairman, Indian Law and Order Commission, Denver, CO
MS. AFFIE ELLIS, Commissioner, Indian Law and Order Commission, Cheyenne, WY
MS. TAMRA TRUETT JERUE, Director of Social Services and Tribal Administrator, Anvik Tribal Council, Anvik, AK
THE HONORABLE IVAN POSEY, Chairman, Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council, Billings, MT