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3rd Annual Tribal Consultation Conference

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There were 581 drug arrests in oil country according to state crime statistics that were released this week.

One particular group in this area is looking to take action.

The Third Annual Tribal Consultation Conference was held today on the campus of the United Tribes Technical College.

This conference provides the opportunity to communicate between the tribes, the federal government, and the U.S. Attorney's office.

The goal is for all groups to work together to discuss ways to improve public safety on the reservations.

The state crime statistics were released this week with drug arrests being a large problem in the state.

The U.S. Attorney says this issue is on his radar.

"One of the things I'm concerned about on a daily basis obviously is the increase in organized drug trafficking that we're seeing in the Northwest part of the state. The Fort Berthold reservation sits right at the heart of the Bakken oil boom and we have to make sure that tribal police, federal law enforcement, state police are working together to battle this emerging threat," says U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon.

Among some of the other concerns discussed was domestic violence on North Dakota reservations and ways to protect vulnerable victims.

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