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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U.S. Attorney’s Office Hosts 18th Annual Native American Conference In Reno

         RENO, Nev. – United States Attorney Daniel G. Bogden this week welcomed members of the Nevada Native American community network to the 18th Annual Native American Conference being held Aug. 25 through Aug. 27, 2014, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.  Attendees include members of tribal government, tribal law enforcement, social workers, court personnel, and others.

“I take great pride in our work with Nevada Native American Tribes and in handling Indian Country matters,” said U.S. Attorney Bogden. “Our annual conference is one method we use to strengthen collaboration with our tribal partners.  This year’s conference, entitled “Working Together for Hope, Healing and Justice,” is intended to assist us in protecting our most precious resource – our children.”    

U.S. Attorney Bogden is assisted at the conference by his Criminal Chief Eric Johnson, Reno Branch Chief Sue Fahami, Assistant U.S. Attorney and tribal liaison Shannon Bryant, Assistant U.S. Attorney Carla Higginbotham, his victim witness staff, and law enforcement representatives from the FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Funding and additional assistance for the conference was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. The agenda includes classes and speakers on a wide variety of subjects such as crisis response, bullying, child and youth sex abuse, interviewing child victims, child trafficking, Indian Country jurisdiction, and case studies in Indian Country. 

Nevada is home to 26 federally recognized Native American Tribes located on 31 reservations and colonies. For more information on the U.S. Attorney’s work with Nevada Indian tribes, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/nv/programs_tribal.html.          

The Department of Justice released yesterday its second report to Congress entitled Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions, which provides a range of enforcement statistics required under the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, as well as information about the progress of the Attorney General’s initiatives to reduce violent crime and strengthen tribal justice systems. For further information, see http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/August/14-ag-902.html
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