Tribal commission members visit Alaska communities

Oct 31, 2012 -- 10:40am


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two members of the national Tribal Law and Order Commission are visiting interior Alaska Native communities this week, including Fort Yukon, Beaver and Tanana. Officials say commissioners Troy Eid and Carole Goldberg are in Alaska through Thursday. Their visit also includes stops in Anchorage and Fairbanks and meetings with representatives of tribal organizations as well as state officials. The commission is an independent volunteer advisory group created by the Tribal Law and Order Act signed into law by President Barrack Obama in July 2010. The act aims to improve law enforcement and public safety in tribal communities. Officials say the commission is looking at law enforcement and judicial systems in tribal lands, with the goal being to develop proposals to make Indian Country safer.

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