TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) - Sex offenders who live or work on theYakama Indian Reservation will now have to register with the tribe.
The Yakama Nation recently approved a resolution creating aregister of sex offenders. Those who fail to register could face apenalty of up to one year in jail, a $5,000 fine and probation.
Cities and counties usually require offenders to report wherethey live.
The Yakama Nation is the first government in the Yakima Valleyto require sex offenders to not only register if they live on thereservation, but also if they are just working there.
The resolution applies to Indians and non-Indians alike.---Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic,http://www.yakima-herald.com (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)