Indian Health Service to Be Asked To Regulate Substance Abuse Site - 1991-03-27
NEWKIRK The Indian Health Service will be asked whether it could certify and regulate a substance abuse center on Indian land.
Members of an Indian board leasing the old Chilocco Indian school near Newkirk to Narconon Chilocco New Life Center voted unanimously Tuesday to ask Oklahoma's area Indian Health Service director to consider accepting full or partial responsibility for the facility.
Sandy McNabb, a Florida lawyer and retired Bureau of Indian Affairs official, developed the idea. He said some Indians complained about losing sovereignty by allowing the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to enforce its regulations on Indian trust land.