KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor
LUMMI, Wash. - The U.S. Attorney’s Office is supporting the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe as they start to implement the 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and other anti-crime efforts.
U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan says it is part of a wider effort of western Washington tribes, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to address serious crimes, hunting and fishing rights and juvenile justice issues.
Durken recently presented an award to the Lummi Nation for their Victim Witness Support Unit.
Durkan, along with DOJ leaders, U.S. attorneys and tribal leaders, will address these issues at a national conference next week.