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North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office to Host Third Annual Tribal Consultation Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2013

BISMARCK - North Dakota U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon has announced that the North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office Third Annual Tribal Consultation Conference will be held on August 1, 2013, at the James Henry Community Center on the campus of United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, N.D.

In Bismarck, U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon said, “We are pleased to host our third consultation conference with the Tribes in North Dakota. Open lines of communication between the Tribes and the U.S. Attorney’s Office is key to our Anti-violence Strategy for Tribal Communities. This annual conference allows all parties interested in improving public safety on the reservations in North Dakota the chance to discuss the issue and identify areas for cooperation and improvement.”

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 juvenile justice.

We will also hear from Tribal leaders, our federal law enforcement partners, the Chief Judge of the United States District Court, Ralph R. Erickson, the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, and child protection professionals. By bringing these key stakeholders together, the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s hopes to continue our march forward toward safer tribal communities.”

Tribal Consultation Conference Schedule:

OPEN PRESS: 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

* Welcoming Ceremony: 9:00 a.m.
* United States Attorney Timothy Purdon Remarks: 9:30 a.m.
* Conference Speakers: 10:00 a.m.- 2:15 p.m.

The North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office 2013 Tribal Consultation Conference will be held on August 1, 2013, 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 2:15 p.m.

 

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