The Mescalero Apache Tribe
If we didn’t have the help of BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) or the AUSAs (Assistant U.S. Attorneys), I think we’d be in the world of hurt. Because the FBI agents, the special investigators, they actually go into the schools and they talk to the kids, they talk to the young parents and the young adults, and try to persuade them and get them to go in the right direction.
They give a lot of education to the youth on drugs, gang activity, and just a lot of poitive influence.
I don’t think there was that communication in the past with FBI agents or AUSAs. And once it was established here, we’re able—like I said—we can call them for any kind of resource we need. And if they’re able to help us they’ll help us. If not, they point us kind of in the right direction and say “you might want to seek this, you might want to seek that.”
And it just … it works out great.