Law & Order Subcommittee
Updated May 2014
The Law & Order Subcommittee consists of the following:
Idaho Council of Indian Affairs -
Mary Jane Miles, McCoy Oatman
Daniel Kane, Liz Arthur-Attao
Law Enforcement -
Bill Picard, Daniel Kane
Prosecutor/Judicial Services - Shannon Wheeler, Liz Arthur-Attao
Gaming Commission - Daniel Kane, Liz Arthur-Attao
Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission -
Bill Picard, Delegate; Samuel N. Penney, Alternate
The Law & Order Subcommittee meets every first and third
of the month at 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. (Open to Tribal members).
Improve the policies of the Nez Perce Tribe, so that they meet
the current needs and expectations of the Nez Perce People.
To incorporate the Nez Perce Tribe's Strategic Plan, and open
communication with the tribal public to continue identifying and addressing all
areas in need of improvement.
Description of Services
The Law & Order Subcommittee's mission is to provide the program
components a forum for policy review and formulation as well as, general
reporting of departmental activities.
Office of Legal Counsel, Law Enforcement, Tribal Prosecutor,
Judicial Services, and Gaming Commission.
Report for May 2009
The Law & Order Subcommittee has been meeting in regular
session since the last General Council which was held in May of 2006
The Nez Perce Tribe has within its boundaries two major
highways that join east and west and north to south. These highways
are designated as scenic byways in which are protected through certain
regulations. One regulation is the prohibiting of signs and billboards
built along them. There has been an accelerating proliferation of
these signs. The Tribe has set a one year moratorium on any new being
erected within the reservation boundaries.
The Boxing Commission was formed and has adopted its own
by-laws. Since the development of this new commission, an increasing
wider scope of issues arose. Not only will this commission be involved
with boxing but other athletic activities and promotions.
The post for responses and concerns of our Elders Abuse Code
expired. The formal adoption can and will be enforced as soon as
complete support can be implemented.
We have officially adopted AP 06-165, Title 9 Indian
Preference in Employment and Contracting. Our employment and Certified
Indian Business' is still of high importance.
Domestic Relations Code has completed requirements and
course. This code clarifies where marriages can be performed and NPTEC
The Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed an action for Food
Safety Ordinance. This involves preparation and process public
consumption. This particular action is in berthing stages as of yet.
We have approved and confirmed candidates for Appellate
Justices. These Justices will serve as our Tribal Court of Appeals.
Three justices will be randomly selected from a list of eight to hear and
oversee all appeals to our Tribal Court System.
We also have approved the purchase of a Home Monitoring
System for the Juvenile Probation Department. The cost of
incarceration for youth is extremely expensive. This expenditure as
well as adult incarceration brings much concern. All avenues and past
codes reflecting this particular issue are being investigated for proper
Our Law Enforcement has proposed to include the security
department into their supervision to help alleviate and assist with
enforcement duties. This action is still in early stages and yet to be
confirmed The department has also involved itself with Quad Cities Meth Task
Force. In joint efforts with local counties, communities, and states
this task force will address this very important issues that has plagued
many of this nations families and communities. Not only has our
department joined hands with others on this issue, NPTEC has joined a task