Alberta First Nation votes to give band power to evict gang members – Yahoo News

by NationTalk on January 5, 2012490 Views

Alberta First Nation votes to give band power to evict gang members

By The Canadian Press

HOBBEMA, Alta. – A crime-troubled First Nation south of Edmonton has voted to give community leaders the power to evict suspected gang members.

When ballots were counted Wednesday night, the result was 479 in favour and 369 against the proposed bylaw, which must still be ratified by the Department of Indian Affairs.

If that is done, it would mean any 25 residents of the 7,000-member Samson Cree band in Hobbema could apply to have someone legally removed from the reserve.

Read more: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/alberta-first-nation-voting-whether-band-power-evict-181812379.html

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