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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal>Dear Tribal-State Collaborators, <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Below are 4 items of interest. Please stay in touch with any comments or questions you would like to pose to the group.<o:p></o:p></p><div style='mso-element:para-border-div;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0in 0in 1.0pt 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='border:none;padding:0in'><o:p> </o:p></p></div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:16.0pt;color:#548DD4'>Indian Law and Order Commission on Tribal-State Collaboration<o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#434343;mso-fareast-language:JA'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#434343;mso-fareast-language:JA'>The Indian Law and Order Commission issued their final report in November. Chapter 4 of the Report covers tribal-state collaboration and should be of interest to all those interested in cross-jurisdictional collaboration. The chapter begins, "Stronger coordination among Federal, State, and Tribal law enforcement can make Native nations safer and close the public safety gap with similarly situated communities. Enhanced coordination is also a proven way to combat off-reservation crime. The Federal government cannot and should not force Tribal and State leaders to work together. Local priorities and concerns ought to drive cooperation, and it needs to be voluntary. But the President and Congress can promote and support more positive forms of collaboration. This chapter focuses on how many Native officials are working with their State and Federal counterparts to share information, training, and services. Additionally, the chapter suggests steps that can be taken now to build on and accelerate that progress." <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#434343;mso-fareast-language:JA'>Read the full chapter at: </span><a href="http://www.aisc.ucla.edu/iloc/report/files/Chapter_4_Intergovernmental.pdf"><span style='color:#224255;mso-fareast-language:JA'>http://www.aisc.ucla.edu/iloc/report/files/Chapter_4_Intergovernmental.pdf</span></a><span style='mso-fareast-language:JA'> </span><b><span style='color:#548DD4'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:16.0pt;color:#548DD4'><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:16.0pt;color:#548DD4'>News Article <o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><b><span style='color:#548DD4;mso-fareast-language:JA'>Strong Interest in New Peacemaking Court in Washtenaw County, Michigan</span></b><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:#548DD4;mso-fareast-language:JA'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><span style='color:#262626;mso-fareast-language:JA'>“There appears to be a lot of interest in a new kind of court in Washtenaw County. More than 80 lawyers, mediators, and probation officers packed Judge Timothy Connors' courtroom on Friday. They were there for a six-hour education session on the Native American philosophy that guides the new peacemaking court.” Read more </span><a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/strong-interest-new-peacemaking-court-washtenaw-county"><span style='mso-fareast-language:JA'>http://michiganradio.org/post/strong-interest-new-peacemaking-court-washtenaw-county</span></a><span style='color:#262626;mso-fareast-language:JA'> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:16.0pt;color:#548DD4'><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:16.0pt;color:#548DD4'>Training Materials Posted<o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><b>Federal Re-Assumption of Criminal Jurisdiction under the Tribal Law and Order Act: The White Earth Experience<o:p></o:p></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><b>Held January 31, 2014. </b>This training focused on the provisions of the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) that allow tribes, under Public Law 280 jurisdiction, to request the federal government re-assume certain criminal jurisdiction on the tribe’s reservation. The morning session included information on Public Law 280 and the TLOA followed by an afternoon presentation by tribal representatives from the White Earth Nation, the only tribe whose request has been granted for federal re-assumption of jurisdiction under Section 221 of the TLOA. <b></b>For links to the power points and other resources go to: <a href="http://www.walkingoncommonground.org/resources-tools.cfm">http://www.walkingoncommonground.org/resources-tools.cfm</a> <b><o:p></o:p></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:16.0pt;color:#548DD4'><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><sp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llywood, CA 90046<br>Phone: (323) 650-5467 ~ Fax: (323) 650-8149<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:black'>Email: <a href="mailto:Heather@tlpi.org">Heather@tlpi.org</a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:black'>____________________________________</span><span style='color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#1F497D'><a href="http://www.walkingoncommonground.org/">www.WalkingOnCommonGround.org</a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><i><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Providing Resources for Facilitating and Promoting Tribal-State-Federal Collaborations<o:p></o:p></span></i></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p></div></body></html>