Feds Award $90 Million to Enhance Native Law Enforcement Programs

Source: Native News Network

CELILO VILLAGE, OREGON – The Department of Justice Wednesday announced the awarding of 192 grants to 110 American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, tribal consortia and tribal designated non-profits.

The grants will provide more than $90 million to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in nine purpose areas including public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs. The awards are made through the department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, a single application for tribal-specific grant programs.

Associate Attorney General Tony West and Office of Justice Programs Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason made the announcement during a meeting of northwest tribal leaders with the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee’s Native American Issues Subcommittee (NAIS) in Celilo Village, Oregon.

“These programs take a community based and comprehensive approach to the root causes and consequences of crime, as well as target areas of possible intervention and treatment,”

said Associate Attorney General West.

“The CTAS programs are critical tools to help reverse unacceptably high rates of crime in Indian country, and they are a product of the shared commitment by the Department of Justice and tribal nations to strengthen and sustain healthy communities today and for future generations.”

“The Department of Justice has a responsibility to make sure its resources are not only available but accessible to tribes in a manner that they have defined and envisioned to meet the needs of their communities,”

said Assistant Attorney General Mason.

“As we have shown over the last four years, the Department of Justice takes this responsibility very seriously.”

The department developed CTAS through its Office of Community Oriented Policing, Office of Justice Programs and Office on Violence against Women, and administered the first round of consolidated grants in September 2010.

Over the past four years, it has awarded 989 grants totaling more than $437 million. Information about the consolidated solicitation is available at www.Justice.gov.

A fact sheet on CTAS is available here.

Thirty US Attorneys from districts that include Indian country or one or more federally recognized tribes serve on the NAIS. The NAIS focuses exclusively on Indian country issues, both criminal and civil, and is responsible for making policy recommendations to the Attorney General regarding public safety and legal issues.

Next month, the Justice Department will hold its annual consultation on violence against native women on October 31, in Bismarck, North Dakota. In addition, an Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety and Wellness Session will be held in Bismarck on October 29-30. It will include an important listening session with tribal leaders to obtain their views on the Department grants, as well as valuable training and technical assistance.

Today’s announcement is part of the Justice Department’s ongoing initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities.

Award List by State


Akiachak Native Community

Aleut Community of St. Paul Island

Bristol Bay Native Association, Inc

Iliamna Village Council

Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Maniilaq Association

Native Village of Barrow

Native Village of Kwinhagak

Native Village of Old Harbor

Nome Eskimo Community

Qagan Tayagungin Tribe

Southcentral Foundation

Sun’ ‘aq Tribe of Kodiak

Traditional Council of Togiak


Hualapai Detention and Rehabilitation Center

Navajo Division of Public Safety

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community

SanCarlos Apache Tribe

Tohono O’odham Nation


Bishop Indian Tribal Council

Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians

Round Valley Indian Tribes

Shingle Springs Rancheria

Two Feathers Native American Family Services

Yurok Tribe


Southern Ute Indian Tribe


Seminole Tribe of Florida


Coeur D’Alene Tribe

Nez Perce Tribe


Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri


Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana


Aroostook Band of Micmacs

Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians

Penobscot Nation


Bay Mills Indian Community

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Hannahville Indian Community

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians


Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

The Prairie Island Indian Community

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council


Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians


Chippewa Cree Tribe

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

North Carolina

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

North Dakota

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians


Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

New Mexico

Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council, Inc. PeaceKeepers

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Pueblo of Acoma

Pueblo of Isleta

Pueblo of Jemez

Pueblo of Laguna

Santa Clara Pueblo

Zuni Tribe


Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

New York

Oneida Indian Nation

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe


Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

Apache Tribe of Oklahoma

Cherokee Nation

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Kaw Nation

Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma

Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

The Chickasaw Nation

Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

Wyandotte Nation


Burns Paiute Tribe

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians

Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation

South Carolina

Catawba Indian Nation

South Dakota

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation

Wiconi Wawokiya Inc


Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

ConfederatedTribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Cowlitz Indian Tribe Total $711,000

Kalispel Tribe of Indians Total $981,540

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

Puyallup Tribal Council

Quileute Tribe

Spokane Tribe of Indians

Squaxin Island Tribe

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Tulalip Tribes of Washington


Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

St. Croix Chippewa Housing Authority

Grand Total