First Nation moves to banish drug dealers

Pasqua First Nation is moving ahead with plans to banish drug dealers from the Fort Qu’Appelle-area reserve.

The chief and council recently passed a resolution to exclude any band members who are involved in drug activity.

Now they’re meeting with lawyers to see how it can be put into practice.

While banishment was once a form of traditional justice, implementing it now comes with challenges.

A drug bust last summer prompted the idea.