Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MBA-Indigenous-Man-Banished

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MBA-Indigenous-Man-Banished

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DAUPHIN, Man. - A member of a Manitoba First Nation who has not been charged or convicted has been banished for a year from the community over suspicion he was involved in criminal activity.

Karen Batson, chief of the Pine Creek First Nation, says the man wasn't pleased when he was served notice last Thursday and given 48 hours to leave after a resolution was passed by her and the band council.

Batson says the man is the first person to face banishment from the community and the second to face sanctions for suspected involvement in the First Nation's drug trade.

She says cocaine and prescription drug use have become problems in Pine Creek and fighting the illegal drug trade is a priority.

Batson says banishment sends a strong message that illegal drugs won't be tolerated in the community. …

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