SCIA Hearing on the Indian Law and Order Commission Report

Link to video here.

Witness list:

Panel 1

The Honorable Kevin Washburn
Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs-U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
The Honorable Timothy Q. Purdon
U.S. Attorney-District of North Dakota, U.S. Department of Justice, Fargo, ND

Panel 2

Mr. Troy Eid
Chairman-Indian Law and Order Commission, Denver, CO
Ms. Affie Ellis
Commissioner-Indian Law and Order Commission, Cheyenne, WY

Ms. Tamra Truett Jerue
Director-of Social Services and Tribal Administrator, Anvik Tribal Council, Anvik, AK

ILOC Chair Troy Eid Op/Ed in Denver Post

Here. An excerpt:

Yet there’s another massive PTSD tragedy in Colorado and across our country. It generates virtually zero public attention because it concerns what may be the most vulnerable group of our citizens: Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Because they’re exposed so frequently to violent crime, an astonishing one in four Native American juveniles currently suffers from PTSD.

That’s the same PTSD rate as returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq.