Indian Country Report
A large portion of the District of Arizona is Indian Country - more than any other district in the
United States - and is home to one of the largest Native American populations.
With guidance and encouragement from many who have long worked in and for Indian Country, we have sought to improve the way this office collaborates with Arizona’s 22 tribal governments and colleagues in law enforcement.
We are proud of the progress this office has made but recognize there is more work to do.
This report highlights this progress as well as some of the challenges we continue to face.
Click here to view the Indian Country Report
VAWA 2013 Tribal Jurisdiction Provision
VAWA 2013 and Tribal Jurisdiction Over Non-Indian Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
(FINAL - 03-26-13) PDF
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona developed its Operations
Plan for Public Safety in Indian Country in August 2010. This plan lines out seven components the District feels are essential to achieving the results sought: Communication, Investigations, Victim Advocacy, Training, Outreach, Reduction of Violence against Women and Children, and Accountability and Continuous System Reviews.
Tribal Law and Order Act 2010
Tribal Law and Order Act 2010 (PDF)
Summary of Tribal Law and Order Act 2010 (PDF)
Tribal Law and Order Chart 2010(PDF)
Any tribal agency desiring a presentation on the Tribal Law and Order Act should contact John Tuchi.
Correspondence with Tribal Governments
FBI's response regarding Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) SORNA (PDF) | 06/13/2011
Letter to FBI Director Mueller regarding Tribal Compliance with SORNA Requirements (PDF) | 05/02/2011
Letter to Tribal Leaders regarding Updates (PDF) | 03/23/2011
Letter to Tribal Leaders regarding SAUSA Program, Webpage and Juvenile Transfers (PDF) | 11/24/2010
Letter to Tribal Leaders regarding the Tribal Law and Order Act (PDF) | 10/05/2010
Name & Contact
Patrick Schneider, Supervisory AUSA
Colorado River Indian Tribes
Dimitra Sampson, AUSA
White Mountain Apache Tribe
Shelley Clemens, AUSA
Pascua Yaqui Tribe