As announced by Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House Tribal Nations Conference on November 13, 2013, the Department of Justice will adopt a Statement of Principles to guide and inform all of the Department's interactions with federally recognized Indian tribes. Our Statement of Principles will memorialize the Department of Justice's determination to serve as your partner in fighting crime and enforcing the law in Indian country. We are pleased to invite you to government-to-government consultations with the Department of Justice on our proposed Statement of Principles. View the consultation schedule and registration instructions.
Watch the video "A Turning in the Tide" about Robert F. Kennedy's historic 1963 speech to the National Congress of American Indians and how the Justice Department, under the leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder, is working today more than ever to fulfill its commitment to foster equal justice, safety, partnership and self-government in Native American communities.
Department of Justice Policy Statement on Tribal Consultation, August 29, 2013
Congress recently passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, or "VAWA 2013." This new law includes significant provisions addressing tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence. These tribal provisions were proposed by the Justice Department in 2011.
Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on the House Passage of the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
VAWA 2013 and Tribal Jurisdiction Over Non-Indian Perpetrators of Domestic Violence Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions
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