Tansi Nitotimak!

Please be advised that it has come to the attention of NCN Chief and Council that people are putting chemicals and other harmful substances (possibly Fentanyl) into bootlegged alcohol.

This can be very dangerous and can possibly lead to fatal overdoses. Please be sure to know where your beverages are coming from, avoid bootlegged/illegal alcohol, and buy from a trusted liquor commission (LC) or commercial source. If the seals are broken, do not consume that beverage. Also be sure to pour and mix your own drinks from a trusted source to avoid poisoning or possible overdose.

Let’s look out for each other and if you suspect tampering with bootlegged alcohol, please warn others and report contamination.

RCMP and FNSO are investigating this important concern and are working to protect the safety of our Citizens.

Please phone RCMP (204 484-2837) or FNSO (204 307-1912) if you have information. If you or someone you know has symptoms of an overdose, please call:

Nursing Station 204-484-2031
Emergency Calls 911

Be alert at all times and stay safe!


Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

Chief and Council