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Troy A. Eid


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Indian Law & Order Commission Moves Ahead

The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA), signed into law by President Obama last July with bipartisan support, makes federal agencies more accountable for serving Indian lands. TLOA also provides greater freedom for tribes to design and run their own criminal justice systems. TLOA’s reforms—including sentencing...

Eid: Federal actions speak louder than words

Too many federal officials say they honor the sovereignty of Indian tribes and nations, but abandon that respect when the rubber meets the road. Such was unfortunately the case when federal authorities removed an alleged murderer from a Navajo Nation jail Nov. 9 after deliberately bypassing the nation’s crime...

Eid: Criminal justice in Native America.

Troy A. EidThe recent dedication of the country's 391st National Park Service unit in southeastern Colorado, commemorating the 1864 slaughter of at least 160 Cheyenne and Arapaho people camped beneath an American flag reportedly given to them by Abraham Lincoln himself, is a time to reflect on today's between...

Eid: Criminal justice in Native America

The recent dedication of the country's 391st National Park Service unit in southeastern Colorado, commemorating the 1864 slaughter of at least 160 Cheyenne and Arapaho people camped beneath an American flag reportedly given to them by Abraham Lincoln himself, is a time to reflect on today's relationship between Americans...

Eid: Southern Ute leader is making Colorado safer

"One man with courage makes a majority.'' So said President Andrew Jackson, who, based on his so-called ''removal'' policy of forcibly relocating Native Americans to distant reservations, did not much care for Indians. What would Jackson say about a courageous Southern Ute tribal member, and a woman at that, stood...