There are five federally recognized tribes located in the state of Idaho: the Shoshone-Bannock, the Shoshone-Paiute, the Coeur d’Alene, the Kootenai, and the Nez Perce. The vast majority of the Native American population resides on four of five reservations, the Fort Hall Reservation (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes), the Coeur d’Alene Reservation, the Kootenai Reservation and the Nez Perce Reservation. The District shares the Duck Valley Reservation (Shoshone-Paiute Tribes) with Nevada, where most of the Duck Valley population resides. The culture and history of each tribe is as varied as the lands they inhabit.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho’s Community Safety Strategy, first issued in February 2011, is designed to improve public safety in Idaho’s tribal communities. Idaho’s U.S. Attorney’s Office has a long history of meaningful involvement in Indian Country prosecutions. Idaho’s U.S. Attorney’s Office also has a long history of tribal liaison work with each of Idaho’s five federally recognized tribes. Public safety in Indian Country requires collaboration between the U.S. Attorney’s Office, federal law enforcement tribal law enforcement, tribal leaders and tribal communities.