Tribal Law and Order Two Years Later

Jul 20, 2012

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In 2010, Congress passed the Tribal Law and Order Act, or T-L-O-A for short. The act was intended to tackle crime in Indian Country, and had a number of provisions such as better data sharing and communication between tribes, state and federal officials… and enhanced sentencing capabilities for tribes. This month, a final report on how implantation of the TLOA is due.  Affie Ellis is one of the Indian Law and Order Commissioners responsible for writing that report. Ellis’ job has been to conduct field hearings and operate in a fact finding capacity, and she spoke to Wyoming Public Radio’s Tristan Ahtone about some of the issues and comments she’s heard, coming from tribes she’s met with around the country… and a possible delay on the much anticipated report.