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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes declare war on methamphetamine

Not On Our Land

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma launched a campaign to stop methamphetamine trafficking on their lands.

Tribal leaders say drug cartels are targeting their members due to inadequate law enforcement in Indian Country. So they are partnering with the state and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in hopes of addressing the problem.

“Meth abuse is becoming more prevalent each day as it destroys the lives of our families and loved ones,” Gov. Eddie Hamilton said in a press release to announce the Not On Our Land campaign. “We must declare war on that which would seek to destroy us. This is a cause that we must stand together and conquer as a Nation.”

Tribal spokesperson Lisa Liebl said drug cartels specifically go after Native women in order to get them hooked on the drug and to make inroads in the community.

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Tribes fighting drug cartels on tribal land (KFOR 1/29)
Cheyenne, Arapaho Launching Anti-Methamphetamine Campaign (KGOU 1/29)
Oklahoma tribes announce anti-meth campaign (The Oklahoman 1/30)