The FBA supports the restoration of criminal jurisdiction to Indian tribal courts, in accordance with federal, state and tribal law, over non-Indian offenders in cases of domestic and family violence and supports the aims of the Indian Child Welfare Act to protect American Indian and Alaska Native families by recognizing the importance of tribal authority, culture and tradition in decision-making for children subject to the act.
Draft Bill Concerning Law Enforcement Issues
In a letter to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, FBA President James S. Richardson Sr. provides the FBA's views on a draft bill concerning law enforcement issues in Indian Country.
(July 2, 2008)

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