Alexander First Nation members say ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to drugs

APTN News (Canada)
Pub Date: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 05:50

Members of the Alexander First Nation, a small community less than an hour northwest of Edmonton say the community has a drug problem and it’s getting worse.

“We know the members who are selling. We want to bring awareness to this. We are done. Enough is enough,” said Shaylene Arcand-Cardinal. “They are taking our youth, they are taking abuse to our elders, they are breaking into our homes.

“This place, just does not feel safe.&;

This week, about 40 community members went to the band office asking for ways to reduce drug crimes and overdoses.

Alexander First Nation Health told APTN News that the drug problem and number of overdoses in the community are getting worse. The health unit would not provide numbers.