Cherokee Nation weighs Adam Walsh implementation
Sex offenders who live within the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will have 90 days to register under legislation being considered by the tribal council.

The tribe opted to create its own sex offender registry under the Adam Walsh Act of 2006. The law, which was passed without tribal consultation, contains provisions that subject tribes to state jurisdiction unless they take action.

The Cherokee Nation, and other tribes who opted in, have until July 2009 to finalize their registry systems. The Cherokees will share their information with other jurisdictions.

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Relevant Laws:
Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act | Violence Against Women Act of 2005

Relevant Documents:
White House Fact Sheet: The Adam Walsh Child Protection And Safety Act Of 2006 | President Signs H.R. 4472, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006

Minnesota Supreme Court Decision:
Minnesota v Peter John Jones (March 22, 2007)

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