USA Damon P. Martinez participated in a tribal consultation at the Indian Pueblos Cultural Center that was coordinated by the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council. USA Martinez updated the Governors and other pueblo leaders on the USAO’s efforts to address public safety challenges in Indian Country, the Civil Division’s affirmative civil work on behalf of tribes in New Mexico, and the office’s training and outreach programs. Issues raised by the Governors and other pueblo leaders included Issues raised by the Governors and other Pueblo leaders included: civil jurisdiction over non-Indians, State criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians for victimless crimes, technical assistance for implementation of VAWA, and continued training and outreach. Supervisory AUSA Kyle Nayback, AUSA/Tribal Liaison David Adams, Victim Witness Specialist Toya and Media/Outreach Assistant Alyssa Ferda joined USA Martinez for this consultation.
March 1, 2016
April 18, 2016
Supervisory AUSA Kyle Nayback and Assistant U.S. Attorney/Tribal Liaison David Adams met with Laguna Pueblo officials including the Governor, General Counsel and Chief of Police, to discuss jurisdictional issues, crimes against tribal members, and crimes on tribal lands and casino property. Cibola County Sherriff Tony Mace participated in part of the meeting during which the participants discussed how to alleviate issues arising out of the issuance of civil traffic violations by tribal police...
Updated July 7, 2016
March 18, 2016
Supervisory AUSA Kyle Nayback and AUSA/Tribal Liaison David Adams met with Pojoaque Pueblo officials including the Governor, General Counsel and Chief of Police, to discuss jurisdictional issues involving non-Indians who commit crimes against tribal members and crimes on tribal lands and casino property. Representatives from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Police and Santa Fe City Attorney’s Office participated in the meeting.
Updated July 28, 2016
October 19, 2017
On Oct. 19 th , 2017, Supervisory AUSA Nayback and AUSA/Tribal Liaison Murphy met with tribal law enforcement and tribal prosecutors from Bernalillo and Santa Ana Pueblo to discuss jurisdictional issues involving non-Indians who commit crimes against tribal members and crimes on tribal lands and casino property.
Updated February 26, 2018
April 27, 2016
On April 26-28, 2016, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in coordination with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, presented a Criminal Justice in Indian Country (CJIC) training seminar to more than 50 law enforcement officers from New Mexico and other jurisdiction seeking to obtain their BIA Special Law Enforcement Commissions (SLEC). SLECs are force multiplier because they permit tribal, local, county and tribal officers to assist in federal investigations of major crimes occurring in Indian Country. The...
Updated July 27, 2016
Updated July 28, 2016