Today's Date: April 19, 2024
Women's Infrastructure Network Virtually Opens the Market   •   Two 1440 Media Marketing Leaders Honored as Top Women In Media & Ad Tech   •   Kontoor Brands Declares Quarterly Dividend   •   Elevating "She Power": Yiwugo.com's "Most Excellent Female Bosses" Party Fosters Female Development   •   Women MAKE Awards Recognize Excellence In Manufacturing   •   H2 Green Mining and Ohmium Sign Agreement to Boost Green Hydrogen in Chile   •   Ziegler Advises Retirement Housing Foundation on The Sale Of 15-Community Portfolio   •   Investigation by the RCMP National Child Exploitation Crime Centre results in the arrest of a Gatineau man for distribution and   •   AGCO Leader Wins 2024 Women MAKE Award   •   ALSCO UNIFORMS DONATES $100,000 TO SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES   •   Solar Sector Sees $8.1 Billion in Corporate Funding in Q1 2024, Reports Mercom Capital Group   •   Consolidated Communications Releases 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance Report   •   US Consumers’ 2024 Sustainability Score Declines and Lags the Global Average, According to New Report   •   MCR and BLT Complete $632 Million Refinancing of 53-Hotel Portfolio   •   New Jersey Natural Gas to Reduce Fleet Emissions with Neste MY Renewable Diesel   •   Bernhard and Hackensack Meridian Health Forge a Transformative 30-Year Energy Partnership, HMH Hospitals to be Largest Renewable   •   Surfrider Foundation Launches Innovative Climate Action Program: Empowering Communities to Restore Coastlines and Combat Climate   •   Avangrid Thanks Southern Connecticut Gas Employee for 51 Years of Service   •   Gotodoctor acquires Industry Veteran Kevin Dougherty to its advisor board   •   Momcozy Unveils a Sneak Peek of Its Much-Anticipated Mother's Day Campaign
Bookmark and Share

DOJ Continuing The Fight For Tribal Justice

 

Native American News, Indian News, Native News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

Attorney General Eric Holder and Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli meet with tribal leaders in Minnesota.

WASHINGTON - Improving public safety in Indian Country and promoting tribal sovereignty and government relations is a top priority for the Department of Justice.  The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization, recognized Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli for his unwavering commitment to tribal justice and safety and awarded him the Governmental Leadership Award at the 13th Annual NCAI Leadership Awards Ceremony.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Perrelli stated:

“I am here for really two reasons.  First, it is because of all of you and the people I have met on tribal lands across the country and in Washington throughout the last decade.  Your and their stories inspired me to do this work, to try to improve public safety in tribal communities across the country, to work to resolve longstanding injustices no matter how intractable, to push the Department of Justice and other agencies to truly fulfill their trust responsibilities, and to build partnerships with tribal communities so that together we can improve the lives of Indian people. 

“The second is that I have the great fortune to work for an Administration that understands the importance of meeting its obligations to American Indians and Alaska Natives.  President Obama has shown his commitment to strengthening tribal nations from his first days in office, and at the Department of Justice, the Attorney General has led by encouraging and supporting our work on behalf of tribal communities.  Without their leadership, none of the things that led you to honor me today could have occurred.  And none of it would have occurred without the great team at the Department of Justice.”

Perrelli’s efforts in coordination with federal partners and local tribal leaders and law enforcement have resulted in concrete improvements in law and policy, including: enactment of the Tribal Law & Order Act, institution of a streamlined DOJ tribal grant solicitation, creation of a new federal/tribal domestic violence prosecution task force, creation of the Tribal Nations Advisory Council and the hiring of additional assistant U.S. Attorneys to prosecute crime in Indian country across the nation.


STORY TAGS: Native American News, Indian News, Native News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News