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Authors in this issue of The Judges’ Journal provide a glimpse into the history and culture of Indian Country and the rich tapestry of tribal courts.
The arrest of a non-Indian on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation in 2014 helped lead to advancements in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, enabling the tribal criminal justice system to better protect its community.
Michigan is home to 12 federally recognized tribes, each with its own court system. The Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum aims to uphold justice across jurisdictional lines.
Cultures have used restorative methods to resolve disputes for centuries. With a focus on healing, collaboration, and consensus-building, offenders, victims, and communities can be made whole again. This article examines the traditional Circle and how it is making positive changes in the Western legal system.
With a focus on relationships and community, peacemaking offers an alternative path to achieving justice that may have more positive and long-lasting results than traditional mediation methods.
Evidence suggests that roads in Indian Country are among the most dangerous in America. The recent FAST Act targets Indian Country and aims to work collaboratively with residents to make their transportation habits safer.
With deep Native American roots in his home state of Oklahoma, Congressman Thomas Jeffery Cole has followed in his mother’s footsteps to advocate for the rights of tribes in his state and in our country.
The Judges’ Journal technology columnist proposes examples of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), and the Internet of Things (IoT) that may find their way into your courthouse in the near future.
By adopting a Code of Conduct, tribal decision makers can benefit from guidance, clear expectations, and confidence in their decisions from tribal members.