Little Pine First Nation, Sask. considers banishment to deal with crime
Little Pine First Nation, Sask., is considering banishment as a way to deal with crime.
Banishment was one of eleven recommendations made at a seminar on Oct. 22. Community members, elders and the RCMP met to discuss the best ways to deal with problems in the community. The recent problems include break-ins, motor vehicle accidents, and shootings in the community, according to Jacob Pete, a band member who led the first meeting.
Pete says there have been cases where a community member has returned to the First Nation after committing a crime, which causes trouble in the community.