U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined Northern Cheyenne Tribe President Serena K. Wetherelt in sending a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland urging immediate action to address safety concerns on the Reservation by expediting law enforcement hiring, recruitment and resources.
“The people of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation have long raised their concerns regarding the lack of public safety, with little to no meaningful actions taken by the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, or the Department of Justice… We are disappointed in the lack of urgency that has been demonstrated to address these serious public safety concerns occurring on our Tribal Lands. We cannot wait any longer,” the letter reads.
“We urge you to uphold your commitments to our Tribal communities and immediately expedite law enforcement hiring, recruitment, and resources on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation and throughout tribal lands in Montana,” the letter continues.
Read the full letter Senator Daines and President Wetherelt sent Secretary Haaland HERE.
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