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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe hosts meth summit

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe hosted the first ever Great Plains summit on methamphetamine use in Indian Country.

The summit, entitled �Reclaiming our Communities � Counting Coup on Meth," brought tribes and law enforcement officials together to discuss a growing problem in Indian Country. They heard about education and prevention, law enforcement, treatment and rehabilitation programs and drug prevention [PDF: Agenda].

"We're sending a message that we won't tolerate meth in our community," said Leah Flyten, an organizer of the summit, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported.

The summit was held at the tribe's casino. It was co-sponsored by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota.

Get the Story:
Summit covers meth in S.D. (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 10/7)

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