Oneida Nation targets opioid addiction

ONEIDA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Oneida Tribe in northeast Wisconsin is taking its fight against opioid addiction to the streets. 

Tribe members marched through neighborhoods, bringing a direct message to drug dealers.

"We are saying don't give this to our kids and you aren't welcome here we don't want dealers here I know there is a petition in our community to banish dealers when we come across them just because they are killing off our young people," says Dorothy Ninham with Oneida Nation. 

Tribe leaders say solving the drug problem is up to the entire community. 

The tribe also called on the Spirit of the Fire in their efforts, lighting a spiritual flame that will burn for 30 days. 

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