Resolution No. 2018-11-16
Conducting Searches for Illegal Drugs and Alcohol on the Winter Roads
WHEREAS the opioid crisis and illegal drugs and alcohol epidemic continues to destroy our families, communities and our Cree way of life; and
WHEREAS the winter roads in Mushkegowuk region are a major contributor to our state of emergency as they provide another nonregulated mode for transporting illegal drugs and alcohol into our communities; and
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Mamowihitowin of the Omushkegowuk fully supports the Mushkegowuk First Nations to secure the required resources to establish their own community-based Peacekeepers or related public safety and security services; and
THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Mamowihitowin of the Omushkegowuk fully support the Mushkegowuk First Nations that are responsible for managing the winter roads within their traditional lands to work together to establish a system for conducting search and confiscation of illegal drugs and alcohol; and
THEREFORE, BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that this Mamowihitowin of the Omushkegowuk mandates the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police to provide full support to the work of the Community Peacekeepers program.
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