Enoch Chief Says Reserve’s Eviction Bylaw Works – Edmonton Journal

by NationTalk on January 6, 20121229 Views

Enoch chief says reserve’s eviction bylaw works

By Elise Stolte, edmontonjournal.com January 5, 2012

HOBBEMA – A seven-year-old bylaw giving an Enoch First Nation tribunal the right to evict members from the community has made the reserve a safer place, says the chief.

Members of the Samson Cree in Hobbema passed a similar bylaw by a margin of less than 100 votes in a referendum Wednesday. The bylaw allows council to evict troublemakers — not even allowing them to return home for a powwow or funeral without permission — if they have been convicted of serious criminal offences and are deemed to be ongoing safety threats.

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