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Walt Lamar: Washington tribes take action to battle drug abuse
Walt Lamar: Washington tribes take action to battle drug abuse (June 9, 2015)

Prescription drug overdoses are up for the 11th straight year, and according to the Center for Disease Control, 44 people die every day from a prescription drug overdose-- usually involving opioid painkillers.


Walt Lamar: Addicts in Indian Country turning to spiked heroin
Walt Lamar: Addicts in Indian Country turning to spiked heroin (April 16, 2015)

As prescription drugs have become harder to obtain and harder to get a high from, opioid addicts have been turning to heroin, both in Indian Country and throughout the nation.


Walt Lamar: Tribes weigh big issues with marijuana cultivation
Walt Lamar: Tribes weigh big issues with marijuana cultivation (April 6, 2015)

Since the Department of Justice's unexpected policy announcement in December regarding marijuana in Indian Country, many tribes are carefully considering the unintended consequences of addressing their approach to marijuana.


Walt Lamar: Cooperation helps address crime in Indian Country
Walt Lamar: Cooperation helps address crime in Indian Country (December 18, 2014)

A former head of law enforcement at the Bureau of Indian Affairs discusses ways to address crime in Indian Country.


Walt Lamar: Say thanks to Elouise Cobell for stepping up for us
Walt Lamar: Say thanks to Elouise Cobell for stepping up for us (September 24, 2014)

Walt Lamar thanks the late Elouise Cobell for holding the federal government accountable for the mismanagement of Indian trust funds.


Walt Lamar: Tribes face problems dealing with legalized marijuana
Walt Lamar: Tribes face problems dealing with legalized marijuana (September 2, 2014)

Walt Lamar discusses tribal responses to the legalization of marijuana in certain states.


Walt Lamar: Remove Gary Edwards from law enforcement group
Walt Lamar: Remove Gary Edwards from law enforcement group (August 21, 2014)

Walt Lamar says Gary Edwards has sold the National Native American Law Enforcement Association to the Washington NFL team.


Walt Lamar: Tribes must develop long-term solutions for drugs
Walt Lamar: Tribes must develop long-term solutions for drugs (June 30, 2014)

Walt Lamar discusses how tribes can develop collaborative approaches to drug problems on their reservations.


ICT interview with Walt Lamar on 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
ICT interview with Walt Lamar on 1995 Oklahoma City bombing (March 6, 2014)

Indian Country Today interviews Walt Lamar, a retired FBI agent who received the FBI Shield of Bravery for his efforts during the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995


Walter Lamar: Plan urges reforms to make tribal lands safer
Walter Lamar: Plan urges reforms to make tribal lands safer (January 8, 2014)

Walt Lamar discusses the report of the Indian Law and Order Commission to improve public safety on reservations and in Alaska Native villages.


Walt Lamar: Drug manufacturers set up shop in Indian Country
Walt Lamar: Drug manufacturers set up shop in Indian Country (December 6, 2013)

Walt Lamar discusses how drug manufacturers have invaded Indian Country.


Walt Lamar: Get behind the American Indian Graduate Center
Walt Lamar: Get behind the American Indian Graduate Center (October 30, 2013)

Walt Lamar urges tribes to get involved with the American Indian Graduate Center.


Walt Lamar: DC shutdown puts Indian Country in the crossfire
Walt Lamar: DC shutdown puts Indian Country in the crossfire (October 3, 2013)

Walt Lamar discusses how the shutdown of the federal government hurts Indian Country.


Walt Lamar: A law enforcement crisis continues  on tribal land
Walt Lamar: A law enforcement crisis continues on tribal land (September 30, 2013)

Walt Lamar discusses the law enforcement crisis in Indian Country.


Walt Lamar: Ojibwe artist Sam English heads into retirement
Walt Lamar: Ojibwe artist Sam English heads into retirement (August 21, 2013)

Walt Lamar praises Ojibwe artist Sam English, who plans to go into retirement after decades of work.


Walt Lamar: Tribes are working to clean up  their reservations
Walt Lamar: Tribes are working to clean up their reservations (May 6, 2013)

Walt Lamar discusses efforts by tribes in California and Nevada to clean up the environment.


Walt Lamar: Indian Country can't ignore the rise of the  bitcoin
Walt Lamar: Indian Country can't ignore the rise of the bitcoin (April 22, 2013)

Walt Lamar discusses the rise of the bitcoin: The virtual currency, bitcoin, recently gained attention as its trading value topped $140 US per coin on April 2. Most of the...


Walt Lamar: Minnesota tribes combat prescription drug abuse
Walt Lamar: Minnesota tribes combat prescription drug abuse (December 7, 2012)

"Sometimes when you make a prediction, you hope that you're wrong. More than a year ago, I sounded a warning that prescription painkiller addiction, combined with an uptick in Mexican...


Walt Lamar: Rate of flu shots low among American Indians
Walt Lamar: Rate of flu shots low among American Indians (September 17, 2012)

"This fall, most of us will suffer from nothing worse than hay fever. However, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued several warnings recently about rising numbers of more...


Walt Lamar: Preparing for an emergency before the emergency
Walt Lamar: Preparing for an emergency before the emergency (September 3, 2012)

"Is your tribal community fully prepared for an emergency related to wildfire or flooding? No matter where your community is located this year’s weather has likely put you at some...


Walt Lamar: Tribes must do due diligence with business partners
Walt Lamar: Tribes must do due diligence with business partners (June 25, 2012)

"Who are you going to dance with? This question is easy to answer in high school, but in business, the answer can be surprisingly tricky. As tribes generate more revenue...


Walt Lamar: Bullying runs contrary to tribal traditional values
Walt Lamar: Bullying runs contrary to tribal traditional values (May 1, 2012)

"The Director of the Indian Health Service, Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, recently participated in the White House Forum on Bullying Prevention. She commented that bullying among Native children that began during...


Walt Lamar: More funds needed for Tribal Law and Order Act
Walt Lamar: More funds needed for Tribal Law and Order Act (March 26, 2012)

"The budget battles of 2012 struck a blow to key provisions of the Tribal Law and Order Act and although the proposed budget contains increases for some important programs, funding...


Walter Lamar: Sharing stories of success in Indian Country
Walter Lamar: Sharing stories of success in Indian Country (February 27, 2012)

"In 2005, I founded Lamar Associates as an entirely Native-owned company that provides solutions for Indian Country professionals striving to address the critical law enforcement, health and safety issues troubling...


Walt Lamar: Protecting Indian children from dangers of drugs
Walt Lamar: Protecting Indian children from dangers of drugs (January 11, 2012)

"Recent news stories about state child welfare agencies removing Native children from their families, highlights the need for tribal leaders to engage proactive solutions to keep our children safe and...


Walt Lamar: Tackling synthetic marijuana in Indian Country
Walt Lamar: Tackling synthetic marijuana in Indian Country (November 10, 2011)

"You may think spice can be found somewhere in your kitchen, but if you hear young folks talking about it, they probably aren’t discussing cinnamon. Chances are, they’re talking about...


Walt Lamar: Indian Country confronts a new threat with  heroin
Walt Lamar: Indian Country confronts a new threat with heroin (September 30, 2011)

"For a decade, heroin use has been declining across the United States, and particularly in Indian Country. The Indian Country Drug Threat Assessment of 2008 showed 15 percent less heroin...