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State of Emergency Declared in NCN

On July 13, Chief Levasseur declared a State of Emergency to deal with illegal activity and community violence.

“Alcohol and drug use, bootlegging and illegal drug activity are causing increased, very serious violent incidents in our community,” she said in a bulletin posted on social media and the NCN website. “We have a collective responsibility to make our community a safe place to live, work and raise our children.”

NCN Citizens, residents and visitors to NCN Lands must work together to stop this violence, which includes threats and bullying on social media.

Chief and Council are hopeful these measures will slow the violence, but are prepared to establish more measures if required. Tougher penalties are being enforced in NCN for bootlegging, transporting or selling illegal drugs and will result in eviction or banishment from NCN Lands.

Measures to reduce and eliminate violence and illegal activity include:

  • A curfew from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am is in effect for everyone under the age of 18. Guardians of those who violate curfew will lose benefits. CFS will be notified.
  • Anyone bootlegging, transporting or selling illegal drugs will be evicted or banished.
  • Anyone who attempts to bring alcohol or cannabis more than amounts outlined in the Community Protection Law will be fined. All substances will be seized.
  • Bear mace, machetes, knives or guns cannot be brought onto NCN Lands unless approved by Chief and Council or their authorized designate.
  • Any person who attempts or causes harm using these items or other weapons may be evicted or banished.
  • ATVs and boats cannot be operated from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. Those who violate these hours will have their vehicle seized for 30 days. They will be fined $500 for a 1st offence, $1000 for a 2nd offence and will be banished on 3rd offence.
  • All access roads, trails, rivers and waterways that lead to NCN Lands willbe patrolled. There will be searches of vehicles and personal property.
  • Anyone released from jail will require a special pass to be allowed entry onto NCN Lands.
  • Anyone who violates the OIC will be offered the opportunity to enter into an agreement to pursue Mithopematisiwin (a good life). If they refuse, they will be evicted or banished.
  • Failure to comply with the OIC will result in fines or other penalties and disciplinary action for employees.

Read the Newsletter for the complete story.


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