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FAQs | Would Hobbema reserve’s gang evictions be legal? –

by NationTalk on January 11, 2012550 Views

FAQs | Would Hobbema reserve’s gang evictions be legal?

By Kazi Stastna, CBC News
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2012

A recently adopted bylaw allowing residents to be evicted from an Alberta First Nation if enough people deem them a danger to the community has some asking just how much leeway reserves have in passing their own laws.

The new residency bylaw was passed by the Samson Cree First Nation, one of four nations located in the community of Hobbema, Alta., located 90 kilometres south of Edmonton. It must still get the nod from the federal minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development before it can take effect.

We take a look at some of the rules that govern law and order in aboriginal communities in Canada.

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