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Tribal Courts

By | February 14, 2014

Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty.

Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty.

The state’s law department deals with a wide range of legal matters but this week’s show focuses on tribal courts and what the future may look like for court proceedings in rural Alaska. Earlier this week the Senate Indian Affairs Committee reviewed the Indian Law and Order Commission report. It paints a bleak picture for Native communities, saying the high rates of crime in Native communities is a “National Disgrace and a National Problem” and calls for more authority for tribal justice systems, saying in part that the state and fed government should strengthen rather than degrade tribal sovereignty.

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

    • Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty

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