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The first in a webinar series that aims to enhance state and tribal collaboration and highlight the benefits of intergovernmental coordination. Jointly hosted by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA), the July 1 webinar focused on tribal sovereignty and interaction between tribes and states in the criminal justice context.
U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) will kicked off the webinar and was joined shortly thereafter by Kevin Washburn, enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation and current Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law. Dean Washburn discussed the ins and outs of criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country and how the jurisdictional rules create the need for cooperation between state, local, federal and tribal law enforcement, courts, and victim and offender services.