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Senate votes to confirm Loretta Lynch as next attorney general
Senate votes to confirm Loretta Lynch as next attorney general (April 24, 2015)

The federal prosecutor from New York is the first African American woman to lead the Department of Justice.


Senate to vote on long-delayed Attorney General nomination
Senate to vote on long-delayed Attorney General nomination (April 22, 2015)

If confirmed, Loretta Lynch would be the first African American woman to lead the Department of Justice.


US Attorneys named to lead DOJ Native American subcommittee
US Attorneys named to lead DOJ Native American subcommittee (March 30, 2015)

Michael Cotter of Montana will serve as chair and Damon Martinez will serve as vice chair of the Native American Issues Subcommittee.


US Attorneys in North and South Dakota resign to work at firm
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US Attorneys in North and South Dakota resign to work at firm (February 20, 2015)

Tim Purdon from North Dakota and Brendan Johnson from South Dakota are known for putting a priority on Indian Country.


NPR: DOJ to assert greater role in Indian Child Welfare Act cases
NPR: DOJ to assert greater role in Indian Child Welfare Act cases (December 8, 2014)

Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice will take action to prevent the 'unnecessary and illegal removal' of Indian children from Indian homes.


Steve Russell: DOJ in no position to lecture local law enforcement
Steve Russell: DOJ in no position to lecture local law enforcement (December 8, 2014)

Either the FBI legend extends to infallibility or Attorney General Eric Holder is in no position to lecture state prosecutors about their reluctance to bring their own officers to book.


Eric Holder: Responding to sexual violence in Indian Country
Eric Holder: Responding to sexual violence in Indian Country (November 18, 2014)

Discussing the work of the American Indian/Alaska Native Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team Initiative.


Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure
Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (September 26, 2014)

From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.


Native Sun News: DOJ report highlights activity in Indian Country
Native Sun News: DOJ report highlights activity in Indian Country (September 10, 2014)

Last week the Department of Justice released a second report to congress highlighting its work in Indian Country.


Declination rates for Indian Country crime steady for third year
Declination rates for Indian Country crime steady for third year (August 27, 2014)

Federal prosecutors are declining about a third of the Indian Country crime cases referred to them.


Ted Quasula: NNALEA leader intent on destroying group's image
Ted Quasula: NNALEA leader intent on destroying group's image (August 5, 2014)

Ted Quasula calls on the Obama administration to boycott the National Native American Law Enforcement Association because its leader, Gary Edwards, also runs the Original Americans Foundation.


Native Sun News: DOJ backs lower sentences for some offenders
Native Sun News: DOJ backs lower sentences for some offenders (June 25, 2014)

The Department of Justice, for the first time in its history, backed a proposal that would support efforts to reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenders.


DOJ to consult tribes about polling locations in Indian Country
DOJ to consult tribes about polling locations in Indian Country (June 10, 2014)

Locations would be chosen by tribes to provide more convenient polling places.


Attorney General Holder addresses Indian Country initiatives
Attorney General Holder addresses Indian Country initiatives (June 6, 2014)

Leader of Department of Justice spoke to tribal leaders and met with Native youth.


Attorney General Holder to speak at tribal consultation meeting
Attorney General Holder to speak at tribal consultation meeting (June 4, 2014)

The last time a sitting attorney general was in Bismarck was at an NCAI meeting in 1963.


VAWA tribal jurisdiction provision seen as sign of progress
VAWA tribal jurisdiction provision seen as sign of progress (February 10, 2014)

It's taken 35 years for Congress to address the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe.


Task force on Native children holds hearing in North Dakota
Task force on Native children holds hearing in North Dakota (December 10, 2013)

The Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence held its first pubic hearing in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Monday.


Task force on Native children and violence set for first meeting
Task force on Native children and violence set for first meeting (December 5, 2013)

The Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence holds its first public hearing on Monday.


DOJ schedules   hearings on violence against Native children
DOJ schedules hearings on violence against Native children (November 14, 2013)

The Department of Justice will hold four public hearings to examine the impact of violence on American Indian and Alaska Native children.


Audio & Video from White House Tribal Nations Conference
Audio & Video from White House Tribal Nations Conference (November 13, 2013)

The White House Tribal Nations Conference began this morning at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C.


Jane Daugherty: Lawmakers defend online lending industry
Jane Daugherty: Lawmakers defend online lending industry (August 26, 2013)

A harshly worded letter criticizing a federal crackdown on online lenders who serve “tens of millions of low-income Americans” likely will land on the desks of Attorney General Eric Holder and Martin Gruenberg, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, on Monday.


Native Sun News:  Federal sentencing impacts Indian inmates
Native Sun News: Federal sentencing impacts Indian inmates (August 22, 2013)

In a speech to the American Bar Association last week, United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, introduced a dramatically different approach to how the federal government will now prosecute and sentence non-violent drug offenders.


Julie Kitka: Engage Alaska Natives on safety and voting rights
Julie Kitka: Engage Alaska Natives on safety and voting rights (August 22, 2013)

It is time you meet with leaders of the Alaska Native community to be part of the solution on greater safety for Alaska Native women and children and equal rights at the ballot box.


Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown
Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown (January 10, 2013)

Three Cabinet secretaries are expected to stay for second term of President Barack Obama but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar remains an unknown. Obama has enjoyed a relatively stable Cabinet since...


Speculation begins on makeup of Obama's second term Cabinet
Speculation begins on makeup of Obama's second term Cabinet (November 8, 2012)

President Barack Obama has had a relatively stable Cabinet since January 2009 but that's expected to change for his second term in the White House. There are conflicting reports about...


Speech by Attorney General Eric Holder at VAWA event
Speech by Attorney General Eric Holder at VAWA event (April 18, 2012)

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians at an event at the White House today. Department of Justice studies show that American Indian and Alaska Native women...


Irene Cuch: The future of the federal trust responsibility
Irene Cuch: The future of the federal trust responsibility (April 13, 2012)

The following letter from Irene C. Cuch, the chairwoman of the Ute Tribe of Utah, was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on April 10. The tribe has reached a...


DOI/DOJ press release on $1B in tribal trust settlements
DOI/DOJ press release on $1B in tribal trust settlements (April 11, 2012)

Press release from the Department of the Interior and the Department of Justice. WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the settlement...


White House event on settlements in tribal trust lawsuits
White House event on settlements in tribal trust lawsuits (April 11, 2012)

The White House is hosting an event at 1:30pm today to discuss settlements in tribal trust cases. The Obama administration has been in talks with dozens of tribes to settle...


Judge allows discovery in Yakama Nation lawsuit over FBI raid
Judge allows discovery in Yakama Nation lawsuit over FBI raid (September 13, 2011)

The Obama administration must provide information about a February 16 raid on the Yakama Nation in Washington, a federal judge ruled on Monday. The tribe sued Attorney General Eric Holder...


Native Sun News: Attorney General Holder meets   tribal leaders
Native Sun News: Attorney General Holder meets tribal leaders (August 4, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. A memorial wreath placed on the Wounded Knee Memorial site by U.S. Attorney...


Vi Waln: Indian children deserve  better lives on the reservation
Vi Waln: Indian children deserve better lives on the reservation (August 1, 2011)

I attended the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, Native American Issues Subcommittee meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota, last week. This meeting was with Attorney General Eric Holder...


Remarks by Attorney General Holder at Pine Ridge Reservation
Remarks by Attorney General Holder at Pine Ridge Reservation (July 28, 2011)

"It is a privilege to be here in Pine Ridge, to stand with so many extraordinary leaders, and to visit some of your sacred places – grounds that have been...


Tribal prosecutors named to Indian Country crime in four states
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Tribal prosecutors named to Indian Country crime in four states (July 27, 2011)

Federal prosecutors in New Mexico and three other states are participating in a program that assigns a tribal prosecutor for Indian Country crime. David Adams will take a three year...


Attorney General Eric  Holder heading to Pine Ridge Reservation
Attorney General Eric Holder heading to Pine Ridge Reservation (July 25, 2011)

Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to South Dakota this week to meet with tribal leaders and to visit the Pine Ridge Reservation. On Wednesday, Holder will be at the...