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Crow Tribe blames drugs and gangs for fatal shooting on reservation in Montana
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Crow Tribe blames drugs and gangs for fatal shooting on reservation in Montana (August 7, 2017)
The leader of the Crow Tribe is blaming drugs and gangs for a shooting that left three people dead and two others injured.

Indian gang figures sentenced for running drug ring from prison
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Indian gang figures sentenced for running drug ring from prison (June 5, 2017)
Two members of the Indian Brotherhood gang and a former prison guard received a combined total of 849 months in federal prison for selling methamphetamine.

Fort Peck woman faces life sentence for death of 13-month-old girl
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Fort Peck woman faces life sentence for death of 13-month-old girl (May 1, 2017)
Janelle Red Dog is pleading guilty to second-degree murder in an incident blamed on drug abuse.

Allakaket Tribe banishes four people suspected of dealing meth
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Allakaket Tribe banishes four people suspected of dealing meth (February 28, 2017)
Four men -- two tribal citizens and two non-citizens -- were flown out of the village in Alaska on the tribe's dime.

Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth
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Border patrol agents seize 'dreamcatchers' filled with liquid meth (December 20, 2016)
A woman was allegedly trying to bring the items into the United States from Mexico.

Native Sun News Today: The battle against meth in South Dakota
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Native Sun News Today: The battle against meth in South Dakota (October 18, 2016)
The two largest cities in South Dakota are making their stand against methamphetamine.

Mary Annette Pember: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles meth epidemic
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Mary Annette Pember: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles meth epidemic (June 13, 2016)
Despite the Rosebud Sioux tribe’s’ best efforts to offer meth specific treatment programs both inside jail and out, addicts have a high relapse rate.

Editorial: Meth and alcohol abuse are destroying our way of life
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Editorial: Meth and alcohol abuse are destroying our way of life (June 2, 2016)
It is a major form of hypocrisy for we, as Indian people, to preach about the Wakanyeja and about how precious they are to us and then turn our backs on the horrible things that meth and alcohol are doing to them.

Native Sun News: Mothers addicted to meth share their struggle
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Native Sun News: Mothers addicted to meth share their struggle (June 1, 2016)
When a mother becomes addicted to meth, the ones who suffer the most are their children and those family members who must endure the physical, emotional and financial violence associated with meth addiction.

Mary Annette Pember: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles meth epidemic
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Mary Annette Pember: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles meth epidemic (May 31, 2016)
At least 60 percent of the population on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation uses methamphetamine, according to a law enforcement official.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts meth awareness day
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Native Sun News: Pine Ridge school hosts meth awareness day (May 23, 2016)
With the residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation faced with deadly concerns about the meth problems, Crazy Horse School hosted a Meth Awareness Day with special guest speakers Miss Oglala Lakota Nation Santana Youngman and Julie Richards, the Founder of Mothers Against Meth Awareness.

Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex trafficking
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Fort Peck Tribes in 'crisis mode' over drugs and sex trafficking (May 18, 2016)
Chairman Floyd Azure said women and girls on the Montana reservation are selling themselves for drugs.

Santee Sioux Tribe hosts task force to address substance abuse
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Santee Sioux Tribe hosts task force to address substance abuse (April 28, 2016)
The North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force brings tribal, federal, state and local officials together to address substance abuse issues.

Leader of Fort Peck Tribes blames baby's death on drug abuse
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Leader of Fort Peck Tribes blames baby's death on drug abuse (April 27, 2016)
Chairman Floyd Azure is promising to take more action to address drug abuse in the wake of Kenzley Olson's death.

Brandon Ecoffey: Indian Country struggles with meth epidemic
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Brandon Ecoffey: Indian Country struggles with meth epidemic (April 11, 2016)
Alcohol and Drugs have been part of the Pine Ridge Reservation for decades but the actions that our people are committing while on the drug are far more brazen and violent than what they used to be before the arrival of meth.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe rallies against meth
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Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe rallies against meth (April 11, 2016)
Hundreds of people, including tribal leaders, tribal employees, community members and many students turned out to walk in Lame Deer as a means of protesting drug problems on the Northern Cheyenne reservation.

Native Sun News: Mothers against meth host rally at Pine Ridge
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Native Sun News: Mothers against meth host rally at Pine Ridge (March 31, 2016)
The light freezing rain didn’t deter the 30-plus walkers and riders from participating in the Mothers Against Meth Alliance (M.A.M.A.) Walk & Rally on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force meets in South Dakota
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North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force meets in South Dakota (March 23, 2016)
Tribal leaders and federal officials will discuss substance abuse and methamphetamine issues in Indian Country.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud housing units test positive for meth
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Lakota Country Times: Rosebud housing units test positive for meth (March 9, 2016)
Statistics issued in January show 19 percent of the housing units under the management of the tribe's housing authority have tested positive for methamphetamine residual.

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge mother leads fight against meth
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Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge mother leads fight against meth (March 3, 2016)
A mother to many Oglala youth who have nowhere else to go, Julie Richards has had her share of late night visits from needy young people but one recent encounter shook her to the core.

Man pleads guilty for dealing meth on Mescalero Apache Nation
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Man pleads guilty for dealing meth on Mescalero Apache Nation (February 11, 2016)
Wallace Rice, 23, admitted that he sold .75 grams of the drug to an undercover federal agent.

Leader of Bois Forte Band promises fight against substance abuse
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Leader of Bois Forte Band promises fight against substance abuse (February 9, 2016)
Chairman Kevin Leecy described prescription drugs, heroin and methamphetamine as the new version of 'smallpox blankets' for the Minnesota tribe.

Indian gang member accused of running drug ring from prison cell
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Indian gang member accused of running drug ring from prison cell (February 1, 2016)
Cody McClendon used a contraband cell phone to arrange the distribution and sale of methamphetamine through phone calls, text messages and even Facebook.

Clara Caufield: A new member joins my rez home security system
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Clara Caufield: A new member joins my rez home security system (January 7, 2016)
In Busby, Montana, as on most of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, there is an alarming rate of home invasions, which we suspect is related to the alarming rate of meth addiction in this area.

Fort Belknap Indian Community declares emergency over drugs
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Fort Belknap Indian Community declares emergency over drugs (January 6, 2016)
Council member Donovan Archambault Sr. attributed 10 deaths since November 2015 to methamphetamine abuse.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe takes on meth use
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Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe takes on meth use (December 23, 2015)
People of all ages braved a chilly night to take part in a candle light vigil organized by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Meth Initiative Program.

Dozens charged for dealing meth on Mescalero Apache Nation
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Dozens charged for dealing meth on Mescalero Apache Nation (December 14, 2015)
Federal authorities said a 51-year-old tribal member named Lorenzo Saenz led the drug trafficking ring on the reservation.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne grocery store hit by robbers
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Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne grocery store hit by robbers (December 10, 2015)
The Lame Deer IGA store was recently robbed to the tune of many thousands of dollars (estimated at $50,000) in what could be a crippling event.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud mothers address meth issues
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Lakota Country Times: Rosebud mothers address meth issues (November 27, 2015)
A group of mothers formed a support group last year as a way to help one another cope with the effects of methamphetamine use on the Rosebud Reservation.

Spirit Lake Nation declares state of emergency to fight drugs
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Spirit Lake Nation declares state of emergency to fight drugs (August 31, 2015)
A resolution blames methamphetamine, prescription drugs and heroin for high rates of violent crime and high rates of child abuse and neglect.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Making sure all Native lives matter
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Sarah Sunshine Manning: Making sure all Native lives matter (August 19, 2015)
The toxicology report of Sarah Lee Circle Bear, who died in early July while in police custody, states that she died of a meth overdose.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe adopts banishment for drug dealers
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe adopts banishment for drug dealers (July 29, 2015)
Anyone who has been convicted of trafficking in meth, heroin and other dangerous drugs faces removal "immediately" from the reservation.

Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes on meth
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Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes on meth (July 17, 2015)
The Cheyenne River Indian Reservation has been plagued by an epidemic of meth addiction and members believe there is a direct correlation with an increase in violent crimes.

Leech Lake Band declares emergency over drugs seen in newborns
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Leech Lake Band declares emergency over drugs seen in newborns (April 9, 2015)
Methamphetamine has far surpassed any other drug or substance found in newborns, according to the tribe.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes declare war on methamphetamine
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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes declare war on methamphetamine (January 30, 2015)
Tribal leaders say drug cartels are targeting their members due to inadequate law enforcement.

Mescalero Apache Nation man sentenced for meth trafficking
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Mescalero Apache Nation man sentenced for meth trafficking (July 30, 2014)
Gabriel Gene Ortega, 34, admitted that he manufactured the drug on the reservation.

KUOW: Coeur d'Alene Tribe cleans meth houses with EPA funds
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KUOW: Coeur d'Alene Tribe cleans meth houses with EPA funds (July 28, 2014)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe received $200,000 to clean up houses that were contaminated by methamphetamine.

Woman pleads   in connection with Yankton Sioux girl's death
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Woman pleads in connection with Yankton Sioux girl's death (January 23, 2013)
A South Dakota woman pleaded guilty in connection to the death of a girl at a housing unit managed by the Yankton Sioux Tribe. Laurie Cournoyer, 29, pleaded to two...

Opinion: Methamphetamine a problem for all in South Dakota
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Opinion: Methamphetamine a problem for all in South Dakota (August 27, 2012)
"I am writing regarding the coverage Wagner and the Yankton Sioux Tribe have received regarding the methamphetamine problem and what’s not being done about it. We have been working with...

Yankton Sioux house where toddler died is called a meth lab
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Yankton Sioux house where toddler died is called a meth lab (August 23, 2012)
A housing unit managed by the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota was used to manufacture methamphetamine, probably for years, according to a cleanup company. The Yankton Sioux Housing Authority...

Couple pleads not guilty over death of Yankton Sioux toddler
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Couple pleads not guilty over death of Yankton Sioux toddler (August 22, 2012)
A young couple entered not guilty pleas in connection with the death of a two-year-old girl from the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Taylor and Laurie Cournoyer, 21 and...

US Attorney talks drug issues on reservations in South Dakota
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US Attorney talks drug issues on reservations in South Dakota (August 8, 2012)
Some tribes are doing better than others when it comes to addressing drug problems on reservations, the top federal prosecutor in South Dakota said. Since taking office, U.S. Attorney Brendan...

Editorial: Girl's death  shows  problems for Yankton Sioux Tribe
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Editorial: Girl's death shows problems for Yankton Sioux Tribe (August 6, 2012)
"The death of a 2-year-old girl has brought attention to a real problem on tribal lands — drug use and the lack of adequate enforcement. Without RieLee Lovell’s death in...

Yankton Sioux Tribe didn't use $157K methamphetamine grant
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Yankton Sioux Tribe didn't use $157K methamphetamine grant (August 3, 2012)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota failed to use a $157,252 grant aimed at combating methamphetamine, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports. The tribe received the money from the...

Memorial walk planned in honor of Yankton Sioux girl who died
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Memorial walk planned in honor of Yankton Sioux girl who died (July 19, 2012)
Members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will hold a memorial walk on July 30 to remember the life of Rielee Lovell and to protest the effects of...

Yankton Sioux leader calls methamphetamine a major problem
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Yankton Sioux leader calls methamphetamine a major problem (July 17, 2012)
Methamphetamine remains a big problem for the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, Chairman Thurman Cournoyer said. Meth is classified as a controlled substance in tribal law. But with just...

Grand Ronde Tribes oust council member facing criminal charges
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Grand Ronde Tribes oust council member facing criminal charges (June 21, 2012)
Leaders of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon removed Valorie Sheker Robertson from the council. Robertson, 50, was charged in April with domestic assault, harassment and possession of...

Grande Ronde council member charged for meth and assault
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Grande Ronde council member charged for meth and assault (April 30, 2012)
A council member for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon has been charged with domestic assault, harassment and possession of methamphetamine. Valorie C. Robertson, 49, who is on...

Montana man admits to distributing meth on Crow Reservation
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Montana man admits to distributing meth on Crow Reservation (September 29, 2011)
A Montana man pleaded guilty to to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on the Crow Reservation. Cody Michael Beard, 21, said he sold meth on the reservation daily for about six...

Woman sentenced  over    trafficking meth on Crow Reservation
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Woman sentenced over trafficking meth on Crow Reservation (August 11, 2011)
A 30-year-old woman was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Toni Arcoren pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth. She...

Third Colorado River woman sentenced as part of meth crackdown
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Third Colorado River woman sentenced as part of meth crackdown (February 8, 2011)
A third woman from the Colorado River Indian Tribes has been sentenced in connection with a crackdown on methamphetamine on the reservation. Rosie Cruz Leivas, 33, was sentenced to 57...

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