Oglala Sioux Tribe suspends drug tests for council

A judge for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota rescinded a court order that required council members to undergo drug tests.

Several council members had been suspended for refusing a drug tests. They said the council had no right to impose the requirement.

At least 11 officials -- including President John Yellow Bird Steele -- did take tests. But those who were suspended have been reinstated with pay.

Council member Don Garnier remains suspended because he was indicted in federal court on drug charges.

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Tribal Council drug-test order suspended (The Rapid City Journal 11/22)

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