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Deputy Attorney General James Cole to Keynote North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office Second Annual Tribal Consultation Conference

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April 23, 2012

BISMARCK - North Dakota U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon has announced that the North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office Second Annual Tribal Consultation Conference will be held on April 26, 2012, at the James Henry Community Center on the campus of United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, N.D.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Hon. James Cole, Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice. The Deputy Attorney General is the number-two official at the Department of Justice and advises and assists the Attorney General in formulating and implementing Departmental policies and programs and in providing overall supervision and direction to all organizational units of the Department. DAG Cole will speak on DOJ’s ongoing commitment to public safety in tribal communities and the progress of various national DOJ initiatives in Indian Country.

In Bismarck, U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon said, “We are honored to have Deputy Attorney General Cole as the keynote speaker for our Tribal Consultation Conference. The presence of the Department of Justice’s number-two official at this event underscores the importance of improving public safety in Indian Country to the Department of Justice and the North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office.”

“I am very much looking forward to meeting with U.S. Attorney Purdon and hearing from tribal leaders, tribal youth and our many law enforcement partners in North Dakota,” said Deputy Attorney General Cole. “Through stronger partnerships and diligent efforts, we want to fulfill Attorney General Holder’s vision of safe, strong and healthy American Indian communities today and for many years to come.”

U.S. Attorney Purdon added, “The purpose of this Tribal Consultation Conference is to bring together tribal leaders and law enforcement leaders from across the state to discuss how the U.S. Attorney’s Office can help improve public safety in tribal communities in North Dakota. We will listen to tribal concerns in breakout sessions on pressing issues such as domestic violence and tribal courts. We will also hear from our federal and state law enforcement partners as well as Department of Justice personnel who will discuss new resources and research that can help us reach our goal of safer tribal communities.”

 

Tribal Consultation Conference Schedule:

OPEN PRESS: 9:00 to 12:00

  * Welcoming Ceremony: 9:00
     
  * United States Attorney Timothy Purdon Remarks: 9:30
     
  * Deputy Attorney General James Cole Remarks: 10:00
     
  * Conference Speakers: 10:30- 12:00
 
The North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office 2012 Tribal Consultation Conference will be held on April 26, 2012, at the James Henry Community Center on the campus of United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck.
 
The media is welcome to the OPEN PRESS session from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.


 

 

 

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