It’s a telecommuting day, so I have the TV on while I’m working. Alaska State Troopers is on. I’m not paying attention to the TV, but I gather it’s illegal for indigenous people to take alcohol back to their villages.
Since this is about state law enforcement, am I correct in assuming that the prohibition is state law? Are the indigenous villages not sovereign, as reservations are down here?
I completely understand that alcohol abuse is a problem in indigenous communities in Alaska and the lower 48. What I’m curious about is this: Alaska is not a dry state (AFAIK). If the prohibition against taking alcohol home is a state law that applies only to indigenous peoples, how is that Constitutional?