At a tribal council meeting held on Jan. 26, the Oglala Sioux tribe approved an ordinance that requires mandatory drug testing using hair follicles for tribal employees, as reported by the Rapid City Journal on Feb. 5. The ordinance affects more than 750 people.
Although the hair follicle testing method is more effective than the traditional urine test, it is also more expensive, costing about $125 per test. Funding is an issue for the tribe, but it seems confident that it will find the resources.
The council has 30 days from when the ordinance was approved to come up with an implementation plan, the article said.