American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Working with American Indian and Alaska Native Communities to Address Conflict and Tension

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American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

When disputes or tensions arise among American Indians or Alaska Natives and surrounding communities, CRS works with and brings together diverse parties – including federal, state and local officials; tribal leaders; law enforcement; civil rights groups; and others – to facilitate common understanding and strengthen community relations. CRS also helps parties identify underlying issues to develop mutually agreeable solutions and build local capacity to prevent and resolve future conflicts. Some ways CRS assists American Indian and Alaska Native communities are:

  • Mediating disputes surrounding the use of tribal lands, including environmental encroachment or development on or around sacred indigenous sites
  • Facilitating dialogue between tribal leaders and local law enforcement to address perceived racial profiling or hate crimes
  • Training demonstration organizers on how to plan safe public events 
  • Facilitating dialogue between tribal leaders and federal and state agencies to improve communication and services in Indian Country

Below are some recent examples of CRS's work with American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Additional case summaries may be found within CRS’s Annual Reports, located on the CRS Resource Center webpage.


Case Highlights

Resources for You


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Informational Videos

Strengthening Police
Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships

October 10, 2018

   

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Stakeholder-Specific Information

Working with American Indian and Alaska Native Communities (PDF)


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Facilitator Guides

These guides provide community leaders and local planning groups with step-by-step instructions for planning and implementing Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes Forums and Protecting Places of Worship Forums.

Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes Forum Facilitator Guide for Community Leaders  (PDF)

Protecting Places of Worship Forum Facilitator Guide for Community Leaders  (PDF)


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