Unsolved Homicides in Indian Country

Unsolved Homicides in Indian Country
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2020-03-12
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Unsolved Homicides in Indian Country
Unit 2 Recording: Unsolved Homicides in Indian Country

After federal and state land ownership, combined Indian Country lands are the third-largest in the United States. Justice services in Indian Country vary widely in resources, capabilities, and abilities. Historically there has been an ongoing issue of homicides of native people that remain unsolved. The complexities of jurisdiction in Indian Country contribute to this problem but this discussion will explore the many other causes of this unfortunate situation in Tribal lands.


Audience Comments

  • “I learned more about the challenges facing tribal police and how some of those challenges originate from history.” — Angelique
  • “Amazed by the number of missing and murdered Native Americans. The historical perspective of law enforcement regarding Native Americans. Update on events and progress of cooperation between Tribal law enforcement and other law enforcement agencies.” — Dan
  • “Didn’t know how bad human trafficking and murders are in Indian country.” — Karla


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