Wyoming woman added to federal Indian safety commission

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming Assistant Attorney General Affie Ellis will join a new nine member federal commission created to improve public safety on Indian Reservations. Ellis was appointed to theTribal Law and Order Commission by the U-S Senate. The Commission will study law enforcement and criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country. Ellis says her work will not only benefit Wyoming tribes, but those across the nation as well. She says she will push to make sure tribes are asserting their rights to make sure criminal laws are being enforced and are tackling issues important to them. She said that on some reservations, crime can be 20 times above the typical national numbers.