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Tribal courts fight to establish authority

...governments. They've made progress with a legacy of lawsuits, but there's still more work to be done.The tribal court system was the focus of a three-day Alaska Tribal Court Development Conference held last week in Fairbanks by the Tanana...
Rural justice a focus for Fabe in 'State of the Judiciary'

...her encouragement for members of the judiciary to look for solutions that involve community members, involve the tribal court system, looking for ways to encourage alternative sentencing," said Munoz, referring to one anecdote Fabe told about...
Council: More courts for Southeast?

...Judiciary Committee Chairman Lowell Halverson of Arlington, Wash., said he's committed to implementing an active tribal court system for all of Southeast, with the Central Council providing resources such as writing statutes and training personnel...
Murkowski mum about Stevens' rider ending tribal grants

...legislation to end the tribal justice grants. The senator has said there isn't enough federal money to fund a separate tribal court system for every Alaska village, and that the money should go instead to the state to bring court services and law enforcement...
Sen. Mark Begich proposes village peace officer program

...from one Native group. The plan aims to strengthen tribal court systems, would be specifically focused on social problems...Begich, said the bill also aims to strengthen a tribal court system that does not always get the support it wants from...
Report addresses public safety on tribal land

...touches on that law but also looks at grant funding for tribes, victim protection, policing Indian Country, tribal court systems and educational services for tribal youth incarcerated in federal facilities.Melinda Warner, a spokeswoman for...
Land swap is real horse pucky

...funding bill. Though she would not take a position regarding the content of the rider, which would cut grants for tribal court systems, she opposed the use of riders, noting that they eliminate "the opportunity for the public process." It is...
James A. Bowen

...served as tribal attorney. He focused on the implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act and the development of tribal court systems. He was widely recognized as an expert on Federal Indian law. He served as an administrative law judge for the...


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