US Attorney Dena J. King Selected as Chair of Attorney General’s Subcommittee on Native American Issues | USAO-WDNC

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — United States Attorney Dena J. King has been selected to chair the Native American Issues Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC) of American Attorneys.

U.S. Attorney King will also serve on three additional AGAC subcommittees: Civil Rights, Violent and Organized Crime, and LECC/Victim/Community Issues.

Since 1973, AGAC has advised the Attorney General on policy, procedural, and managerial issues affecting U.S. prosecutors’ offices and represents the views of federal prosecutors across the country.

The Subcommittee on Native American Issues (NAIS) is the oldest subcommittee of AGAC. The NAIS is comprised of United States attorneys from across the United States serving in districts that include Indian Country or one or more federally recognized tribes. NAIS focuses exclusively on Indian Country issues and is responsible for helping to develop, shape, and implement recommendations on public safety and legal issues affecting tribal communities. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is the largest federally recognized Indian tribe east of the Mississippi River and is located in western North Carolina.

“I am honored to chair the Native American Issues Subcommittee, the longest serving subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee,” U.S. Attorney King said. “I look forward to working with my fellow U.S. Attorneys across the country to provide vital guidance to the Department on important issues impacting Indian Country and how we can better serve tribal communities.”

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