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Cheyenne, Arapaho Launching Anti-Methamphetamine Campaign

Jan 29, 2015

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
Credit Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are launching a new anti-methamphetamine campaign in Oklahoma.

The tribe, along with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Bureau of Indian Affairs, local law enforcement and area leaders, announced the new initiative Thursday at Concho Community Hall.

The public service campaign is called Meth: Not On Our Land.

Information about the campaign and other resources can be found at www.NotOnOurLand.com or 1-800-NEW-START.

From the web site, Governor Eddie Hamilton of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribe says, “As Governor of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people, I am calling upon you to join me in the fight against methamphetamine use on tribal lands and in our communities. This crippling drug has affected so many of our people that we must no longer stand idly by and allow this travesty to go on. Meth abuse is becoming more prevalent each day as it destroys the lives of our families and loved ones. This website is intended to educate our people about this addictive drug so that we know more about our enemy. We must declare war on that which would destroy us. This is a cause that we must stand against together and conquer as a Nation. Please join me in this campaign against this deadly drug and declare, “NOT ON OUR LAND.” Together, we can save our children, families, and our way of life.”

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