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Manitoba First Nation enforcing its own new laws to combat drug crisis – CTV News

March 24, 2023

A Manitoba First Nation is enacting measures to combat an ongoing drug and addiction crisis while also calling on the federal and provincial governments to do more to address drug-related deaths within northern remote Indigenous communities.

“St. Theresa Point is in a state of drug and addiction crisis,” said c

“Chief and Council can no longer accept that the proliferation of drugs and harmful substances within our community can continue without a significant plan,” he said.

St. Theresa Point First Nation is preparing to enforce new laws under its own traditional territory that will allow for the search of any person’s personal items as a way to find illicit substances entering the community.

Non-community members who do not wish to comply will not be allowed entry into St. Theresa Point First Nation, no matter the individual’s profession.

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