State won't interfere with tribal banishments despite civil rights issues, AG says


October 9, 2017

In villages around Alaska, tribal leaders frustrated by drug dealing and bootlegging have banished suspects using tribal laws and methods – a controversial practice that the state isn't interfering with.

Tribes sometimes want the state to enforce banishment orders and help them eject the undesired person. People who have been turned out from homes and villages have asked for help too. Some say their basic civil rights were violated and that they weren't given proper notice or a chance to face accusers.


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