Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Banishment as last resort to fight meth scourge in Indian Country


STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION — The basketball courts in Fort Yates, the central town in this reservation that straddles the border between North and South Dakota, are the first clue to just how bad the narcotics problem has become in the past five years.

The courts are mostly abandoned. Weeds and grass have taken root in the cracked concrete. Trash litters the sidelines, where scores of spectators once sat to watch local teens scrimmage.


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