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Indian reservations in the United States are uniquely governed spaces that operate under tribal laws, making them distinct from federal and state jurisdictions. Commonly referred to as “Indian Country,” these designated areas have distinct legal complexities that affect criminal proceedings, interactions with federal agencies, and who possesses jurisdiction over specific crimes.
Three Major Federal Statutes determine which jurisdiction oversees criminal proceedings in Indian Country, based on the nature of the crime and the individuals involved.
If a non-Indian commits a crime against an Indian victim in Indian Country, the case falls under federal jurisdiction, even for minor offenses. This statute ensures that the federal government can protect Native American victims from non-Indian offenders.
When a serious crime, such as robbery, murder, or assault, is committed by or against a Native American in Indian Country, federal jurisdiction applies. However, this does not extend to lesser crimes, which are handled by the tribal court. The tribe can then conduct their criminal justice proceedings according to their traditions, and non-Indian offenders against other non-Indians in Indian Country may be prosecuted by the state government.
Certain states are granted jurisdiction over crimes occurring in their Indian Country regions will be the following states:
|California, Nebraska, Wisconsin||Jurisdiction over all Indian Country|
|Oregon||Jurisdiction over all Indian Country, except Warm Springs Reservation|
|Minnesota||Jurisdiction over all Indian Country, except Red Lake Reservation|
Crimes related to the theft of tribal funds are subject to federal investigation. Multiple agencies, including the IRS, the Office of Indian Tribal Governments, or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, may collaborate to find perpetrators of theft, embezzlement, or misappropriation of tribal resources. Among these criminal activities are:
In such investigations, rumors often circulate before official charges are filed. Tribal police and FBI officials may collaborate to interview witnesses and gather evidence. The FBI presents its findings to a US Attorney’s Office prosecutor, and a grand jury decides whether there is sufficient evidence to proceed with charges. Throughout this process, multiple groups work together, including:
Federal felony charges can be brought against those who take more than $100 worth of property from a tribe. A conviction can result in fines and up to five years in federal prison. For amounts less than $100, a misdemeanor charge is imposed, which can lead to up to one year in jail. These embezzlement laws apply to both Indians and non-Indians.
To secure a conviction, the government must prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. This includes demonstrating that the accused individual knowingly and intentionally embezzled the property with the intent to deprive others of it.
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