DOJ releases report on Indian Country By Brandon Ecoffey
*This article was first published in the Native Sun News
WASHINGTON—Last week the Department of Justice released a second report to congress highlighting its work in Indian Country. The report entitled Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions includes statistics relating to the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, and information on Attorney General Eric Holder’s initiatives to curb violent crime on reservations.
“As detailed in this report, the Department of Justice is making good on our commitment to strengthen cooperation with sovereign tribes, reduce violent crime, and ensure justice for every individual,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. ““From our work to empower Indian women under the landmark Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, to the task force we established to safeguard children in Indian Country from violence and abuse, we have made significant strides – in close partnership with tribal nations – to bolster the safety and security of all American Indian and Alaska Native communities. As we move forward, we will continue to expand on this critical work; to deepen our ongoing efforts; and to reaffirm our dedication to the promise of equal rights, equal protection, and equal justice for all.”
By Gilbert Kills Pretty Enemy
Lala Tom Red Bird, a fluent Lakota speaker, telling a story to children in the Lakota Language Nest.
Power to language immersion! It strikes at your core to see this. LRI will be helping to raise money for the Lakota Language Nest in coming months to raise money for the Fall 2014 semester. Wherever there is language we have a chance.
Wakȟáŋyeža kiŋ thewíčhawaȟila :)
Victor Crisostomo Gomez - Shadows in Silence