Meeting Archive:
Offender Reentry Provisions in Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 & Interagency Agreements

Meeting Description:

The webinar session will include a review of reentry provisions in the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and share success stories from state and tribal perspectives. The State of New Mexico will focus on jurisdictional coordination and collaboration with Indian tribes on cases and resource sharing as it relates to the New Mexico Children’s code.  The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will focus on the success of its tribal court-district court joint-powers agreement coordinated in a Public Law 280 jurisdiction and its potential to address matters such as offender reentry. The Pueblo of Laguna will focus on development of its agreements with the state of New Mexico and its probation and parolees and community notification.

Date: Tue, May 24, 2011
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Norena Henry
 Presenter Information
Wade Warren

Wade Warren serves as the Chief U.S. Probation Officer for the District of North Dakota. Warren was appointed to U.S. Probation Officer in the District of Rhode Island in 1997, transferred to the District of North Dakota in 1999, and was appointed as the Chief Probation Officer in 2006. He is member of the Indian Country Steering Committee for the Office of Probation and Pretrial Services, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Kory Wahwassuck

Korey Wahwassuck serves as the Associate Judge at the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Court in Minnesota. In 2006, Judge Wahwassuck teamed up with the Cass County District Court Judge and the following year, she teamed up with the Itasca County District Court Judge to create the first and second joint jurisdiction tribal-state courts in the nation. The joint jurisdiction program began working with adult DWI and drug offenders, and is now turning its attention to juvenile delinquency issues.

Mark Dyea

Mark Dyea (Laguna) serves as the Probation Manager for the Pueblo of Laguna.

Norena Henry
Norena Henry (Navajo) servers as the Policy & Program Specialist in the Community Capacity Development Office. Ms. Henry has worked on tribal affairs for 14 years at the U.S. Department of Justice and five years at the Navajo Nation.

Bernie Teba
Bernie Teba serves as the Native American Liaison at the New Mexico Department for Children, Youth and Families.

Kenneth Gonzales
Kenneth J. Gonzales serves as the U .S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico.  As United States Attorney, Mr. Gonzales serves as the top federal law enforcement officer in New Mexico and represents the United States’ interests in civil cases.