Shores stated, “The Native American Issues Subcommittee plays a vital role in developing national policy for Indian Country justice. U.S. Attorney Alme and I will be stalwart advocates for these important issues.

TULSA - United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced the appointment of United States Attorney Trent Shores as Chair of the Native American Issues Subcommittee (NAIS) of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC). United States Attorney Kurt Alme from the District of Montana will serve as Vice Chair.

Shores is the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma and a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Shores stated, “The Native American Issues Subcommittee plays a vital role in developing national policy for Indian Country justice. U.S. Attorney Alme and I will be stalwart advocates for these important issues.”

Alme added, “The Department of Justice is fortunate to have U.S Attorney Shores as Chair of the NAIS. Not only is he an experienced prosecutor, but as a Native American, he has a unique perspective on law enforcement issues impacting tribal communities. We look forward to working together with tribal leaders to combat the opioid and methamphetamine epidemic and reduce violent crime in Indian Country.”

The AGAC was created in 1973 to serve as the voice of United States Attorneys and to advise the Attorney General on policy, management, and operational issues impacting the offices of the U.S. Attorneys. The NAIS is made up of U.S. Attorneys from across the United States whose Districts contain Indian Country or one or more federally recognized tribes. The NAIS focuses exclusively on Indian Country issues, both criminal and civil and is responsible for making policy recommendations to the Attorney General of the U.S. regarding public safety and legal issues that impact tribal communities.