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WASHINGTON - The US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a hearing called "Tribal Law and Order Act One Year Later: Have We Improved Public Safety and Justice Throughout Indian Country?"
This hearing will hear from representatives from federal agencies, including the US Department of Justice, US Department of the Interior and US Department of Health and Human Services to what impact the Tribal Law and Order Act has had Indian Country.
The Tribal Law and Order Act was signed into law on July 29, 2010 by President Barak Obama. It was intended to reduce violent crime in Indian Country.
Other witnesses from national American Indian organizations and others affected will testify as to the effectiveness of the Act.
The hearing will be webcast live on Thursday afternoon.
WHEN: Thursday, September 22
TIME: 2:15 pm edt
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628
Use this link to the Live Webcast »
The Honorable Ivan Posey, Council Member, Joint Business Council of the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation, Fort Washakie, Wyoming
The Honorable Theresa M. Pouley, Chief Judge, Tulalip Tribal Court, Tulalip, Washington
Ms. Jacqueline Johnson-Pata, Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians, Washington DC
Mr. Tom Perrelli, Associate Attorney General, US Department of Justice, Washington DC
Mr. Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, US Department of the Interior, Washington DC
Mr. Brendan Johnson, US Attorney, District of South Dakota, US Department of Justice, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Ms. Pamela S. Hyde, Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington DC
Dr. Rose Weahkee, Director, Division of Behavioral Health in the Office of Clinical and Prevention Services, Indian Health Service, Rockville, Maryland
Mr. Troy A. Eid, Chair, Indian Law and Order Commission, Denver, Colorado
posted September 21, 2011 7:30 am edt
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