Jeff Davis, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and the tribal liaison for the Western District of Michigan, has decided to leave the United States Attorney’s Office in Grand Rapids for private practice. Here is his letter to tribes announcing his departure:
Jeff Davis Letter
Jeff has been the tribal liaison for the Western District of Michigan for many years. Long before the Indian Law and Order Commission (of which he was a member), the Michigan Tribal-State-Federal Judicial Forum (of which was also a participant), and VAWA (which he has been instrumental in implementing), Jeff was one of the relatively few AUSAs in the country who took Indian country crime seriously. Well, he was one of the first and often only tribal liaisons west of the Mississippi for many years. He leaves an important legacy for the next tribal liaison in GR.
We wish Jeff luck in his new endeavors. Miigwetch is the right way to say thanks and chi-miigwetch is the way to say many thanks, but neither captures the amount of gratitude Indian country owes Jeff Davis.
AUSA Jeff Davis and Magistrate Greeley. Order here.
Jeff Davis, Lynn Marie Johnson, and Bill Gregory
The ever-humble Jeff Davis
And the accompanying program on Michigan v. Bay Mills, featuring Riyaz Kanji, Kathryn Tierney, Louis Reinwasser, and Doug McIntyre
On September 11, 2009, Department of Justice Leadership, including the Deputy Attorney General, Associate Attorney General, and Director Jarrett, met with a group of AUSAs and AUSA Tribal Liaisons from around the country. The discussion focused on public safety concerns in Indian country, the federal response to criminal justice and social service issues on reservations, and proposed solutions for improving the Department’s response to crime in Indian country. The session was one in a series of Indian country stakeholder listening sessions being conducted by DOJ in advance of the Tribal Nations/Justice Department Listening Session: A Dialogue to Make a Difference, scheduled for October 28-29 in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota.
Left to Right – Bottom Row: Arvo Mikkanen(Kiowa/Comanche), Jeff Davis (Turtle Mtn. Chippewa), Jan Morley (Turtle Mtn. Chippewa), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys Director – Marshall Jarrett, Deputy Attorney General – David Ogden, Associate Attorney General – Tom Perrelli, Leslie Hagen, Vincent Kirby, Kerry Jacobson, Tricia Tingle (Choctaw). Top Row: Scott Kerin, Vince Carroll, Traci Whelan, Randy Seiler, Tom Rice, Jan Sharp, Kyle Nayback (Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa).
Today, we’re delighted to host Trent Crable and Jeff Davis at the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. They will be speaking on Careers in Indian Law
Trent is a member of the Makah Nation. He graduated from Michigan Law School in 2005 and, until he relocated to Chicago, he worked for Morisett, Schlosser, Jozwiak, and McGaw, a Seattle law firm specializing in Indian Law.
Jeff is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan. Jeff is the tribal liaison for the W.D. Mich.
We’ll be in the Castle Board Room here at the law college. LUNCH is free.