Tribal communities in the U.S. and Canada are increasingly turning to traditional punishments like banishment to handle crimes on their land. “It’s a lot more effective than putting someone in front of a judge or behind bars,” one advocate tells MintPress.
Mike Lasnier, Chief of the Suquamish Tribal Police, poses for a photo on the Suquamish Reservation in Washington state. Across the country, police, prosecutors and judges have been wrestling with the vexing question for decades: Who qualifies as an Indian when it comes to meting out justice for crimes on reservations?
ALBERTA, Canada — Kainai police on the Blood Tribe Indian reserve went to a house in the Standoff village on March 20 , and found the couple living there dead of an overdose of the street drug commonly known as Oxy80.
In a separate incident that same day, two others were found unconscious and rushed…
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