Evictions being used to battle drug trafficking on Pine Creek First Nation

 By Dave Baxter Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A First Nations community is taking tough and extreme measures to stop drug and alcohol dependency and warn that anyone caught trafficking could be immediately evicted from their home. In a notice from the community’s Chief Derek Nepinak and council, Pine Creek First Nation (PCFN) said multiple community members living in a band-owned housing unit were arrested and charged by RCMP for drug trafficking. PCFN said that as part of their Housing and Tenancy Policy, which community members must sign to rent or lease a band-owned home, those charged by RCMP in the incident have been evicted from the house. The community is now warning that anyone who lives in a band-owned home arrested for trafficking will face immediate eviction and said the…

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