Nations sign bylaws to evict drug dealers


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:20pm

O'Chiese Nation

O'Chiese Chief Douglas Beaverbones signs documents enacting bylaws to evict drug dealers from his band's lands, as well as those of the nearby Sunchild First Nation.

EDMONTON, Alb.-Recently, two neighbouring Alberta First Nations, O'Chiese and Sunchild, held an official signing ceremony to enact bylaws giving the First Nations power to evict drug dealers and drive out illicit drug use from the communities.

Both nations received overwhelming support for the Residency and Trespass Bylaws bylaws after presenting them to their communities for public discussion.

"We are battling an epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse in our communities, " said O'Chiese First Nation's Chief Douglas Beaverbones. "Crime escalated. People are killing each other. There's been sho...

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