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Non-Indians question Tulalip Tribes authority

Some non-Indian residents of the Tulalip Reservation in Washington are questioning the authority of the Tulalip Tribes police.

Tribal officers have been helping state police crack down on speeding on the reservation. The officers also make traffic stops of their own.

Some non-Indians say the tribe doesn't have a right to do that. On at least two recent occasions, one resident tried to block tribal officers from detaining or arresting people. Law enforcement officials say that shouldn't be happening.

Get the Story:
Respect Tulalips' authority, law says (The Everett Herald 8/4)

Relevant Links:
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