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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

U.S. Attorney Chris Myers to Serve on Native American Issues and Controlled Substance Subcommittees

North Dakota’s U.S. Attorney Chris Myers will be serving on the Native American Issues Subcommittee (NAIS), which is part of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC).

The AGAC was created in 1973 to serve as the voice of U.S. Attorneys and to advise the Attorney General on policy, management, and operational issues impacting U.S. Attorneys. The NAIS is made up of U.S. Attorneys from across the United States whose Districts contain Indian Country or one or more federally recognized tribes. The NAIS focuses exclusively on Indian Country issues, both criminal and civil, and is responsible for making policy recommendations to the Attorney General of the United States regarding public safety and legal issues that affect tribal communities. U.S. Attorney Myers added, "The U.S. Attorney’s Office has dedicated an Assistant U.S. Attorney to each of the reservations in North Dakota. Violent crime in our tribal communities continues to be a priority." NAIS is chaired by U.S. Attorney Trent Shores of the Northern District of Oklahoma.

U.S. Attorney Myers will also serve on the Controlled Substances Subcommittee of AGAC. U.S. Attorney Myers noted, "The opiate crisis continues to be priority of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Dakota. We will continue our strong partnership with all stakeholders in North Dakota to further build upon the multi-faceted approach to this deadly challenge. The Controlled Substance Subcommittee is chaired by U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan of Vermont.

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Updated March 14, 2018