Walter Lamar

September 24, 2014
BY:
Walter Lamar
As a youngster I asked Mom to buy me a Stingray bike. She gave me the same answer her parents gave her when she wanted a new bike, “Wait ‘til we get the big claim.” I was in high school when the “big claim” money finally came in the form of a...
September 01, 2014
BY:
Walter Lamar
While a patchwork of state laws have given marijuana quasi-legal status in 24 states, status on many tribal lands remains prohibited, or at best uncertain.
August 20, 2014
BY:
Walter Lamar
As a retired federal law enforcement officer and Native American, I believe it important to enter the conversation relating to the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation (OAF), the National Native American Law Enforcement Association (...
June 29, 2014
BY:
Walter Lamar
The Albuquerque Metropolitan detention center and the nearby Sandoval County detention center recently enacted new bans on crayon drawings, greeting cards and stamps in an effort to stem the tide of Suboxone, the brand name for the opiate substitute...
January 08, 2014
BY:
Walter Lamar
Despite delays, shutdowns, underfunding and bureaucratic tangles, the bipartisan Indian Law and Order Commission has spent the past several years steadily gathering data on how to fix the dire public safety crisis that plagues tribal lands.
December 06, 2013
BY:
Walter Lamar
Among other things, Miley Cyrus has become the poster girl for the club drug MDMA, which is gaining popularity in a powdered or crystal form called "Molly." Television about methamphetamine crimes rivet the nation, while the same citizens are blind...
October 30, 2013
BY:
Walter Lamar
College education can be the difference between meandering into the world of work or roaring into a career to make a difference for family and the Native community.
October 03, 2013
BY:
Walter Lamar
Imagine your income got cut by about 60 percent. Could you feed your family and pay your bills? What would you do?
September 29, 2011
BY:
Walter Lamar
For a decade, heroin use has been declining across the United States, and particularly in Indian Country.