In Alaska village, banishment helps keep peace


Without a jail or even armed law enforcement, the isolated Alaska village where two state troopers were shot and killed is turning to a traditional form of justice: banishment.

The Tanana Village Council, the Athabascan Indian tribal authority in the village of 250, is taking steps to expel two men whose actions contributed to the homicides and who have threatened other community members, council Chairman Curtis Sommer said...

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Dan Joling/Associated Press. "In Alaska village, banishment helps keep peace." Newsminer. May 18, 2014. Article. (, accessed May 20, 2014)