Last Wednesday, the CRST marked the beginning of a new Drug and Alcohol testing process beginning at the top of the chain of command.
CRST Chairman Harold Frazier along with District 4 council woman Merrie Miller-White Bull volunteered to take a drug and alcohol test.
Other tribal departments that were involved with the drug testing included the CRST Judges Chambers and court clerks.
“We have to start at the top and continue with the process of completing the testing with all departments, initially all employees will be tested,” said Frazier in a press release.
The new testing policy was approved by a motion from the tribal council on May 19, 2016.
The West River Eagle contacted the chairman’s office to ask what happens to an employee if he or she tests positive; however, the chairman was not available for comment before press time.
More information will be available in next week’s issue of the West River Eagle.