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A show of strong leadership – Castanet.net

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2018107 Views

Aug 4, 2018

In an effort to show good governance and strong leadership, the Splatsin chief and council agreed to undergo a three-month volunteer testing for illicit drug use.

All members of the council including the chief tested negative.

“With the legalization of cannabis by the federal government, and the ongoing social issues concerning addictions, this council felt strongly that we need to be transparent and do this drug test,” stated Wayne Christian, Splatsin Chief. “We wanted to show our people, especially the youth, that we are clean from drugs.”

Splatsin chief and council is one of the few, but growing, number of Indigenous Leadership Councils that have volunteered for this type of testing.

Read More: https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/232963/A-show-of-strong-leadership

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