The chief of Saskatchewan’s Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says he supports First Nations that exile criminals.
Bobby Cameron, who represents 74 of the province’s First Nations, says he backs banishment if it means getting rid of drug dealers or protecting young people from drugs and alcohol.
An outraged Cameron says drug dealers in some communities are selling to 10-year-old kids and something has to be done to stop it.
The chief says he supports a recent move by the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation to banish six non-band members and give warnings to more than a dozen band members because of a crystal meth problem.
Cameron says the RCMP has a big role to play too, helping band councils identify and stop drug dealers.
Muskoday First Nation, Mistawasis First Nation and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band have also banished people to help control crime.
(The Canadian Press)