Feds need to help deal with drug epidemic on First Nations, say AMC and AFN
Feds need to help deal with drug epidemic on First Nations, say AMC and AFN

 By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Manitoba’s First Nations leaders are offering their support and condolences now that a manhunt is over, two suspects are dead, and a Saskatchewan First Nation has been left to pick up the pieces after the worst mass killing in that province’s history. And they say last weekend’s bloodshed shows how much work needs to be done to help communities deal with a drug epidemic they say continues to plague First Nations all over this country. “The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and Assembly of First Nations (AFN) support the leadership in this time of mourning and trauma, and offer their sincere condolences,” the two organizations said in a joint media release. On Wednesday, RCMP in Saskatchewan announced that 32-year-old Myles Sanderson had been

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