Justice Department, Tribal Leaders Meet To Discuss Crime Issues


Officials from the Department of Justice will be in Minneapolis-St. Paul over the next two days to discuss public safety issues on American Indian reservations, reports the Associated Press. Members from all 564 federally recognized tribes nationwide – including Alaskan Natives – were invited to attend the two-day listening session.

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to attend tomorrow’s session. Based on data tribes report to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, violent crime rates in some parts of Indian Country are 10 times the national average.

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