STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Tribal Law and Order Act passes
The U.S. Senate has passed the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 in response to what Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., describes as the crisis in law enforcement on many Indian reservations.
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American Indians are often a forgotten population in Washington, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Wednesday. Heitkamp, D.-N.D., told members of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation she is working to elevate issues from reservations, with a particular focus on addressing the housing crisis.
A high-level Justice Department official pushed Thursday for tribal courts to have more power in prosecuting non-Indians in domestic violence cases, saying the lack of authority has meant many serious crimes have gone unprosecuted.
Tribal economies could be boosted with a new rule that establishes how some industrial facilities can get permits on American Indian reservations while ensuring the air quality doesn't worsen significantly.
The U.S. Department of Justice has unveiled a legislative proposal that would stiffen federal sentences for certain domestic violence crimes in Indian Country and expand tribes' authority to enforce protection orders against non-Indians living on reservations.
U.S. Attorney for N.D. unveils ‘Anti-Violence Strategy’ North Dakota’s U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon said he wants to improve the safety of the state’s tribal communities by cracking down on the prevalence of violent crime there.
Internet site offers health advice, links and stories of hope
An Internet website offering a wide range of health news, information and links for American Indians has been upgraded to help in growing national campaigns against diabetes, suicide, substance abuse and other scourges in Indian Country.
UPDATED 5:22 P.M. American Indian leaders on Thursday asked Congress to streamline the development of energy projects on tribal lands by curbing some federal oversight and providing incentives for companies to strike deals with reservations.
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