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Stoney Nakoda Nation deliberating anti drug bylaws

 By Jessica Lee  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A set of anti-drug bylaws targeting drug dealers, trespassers and others not welcome on Iyarhe (Stoney) Nakoda First Nation lands have yet to pass, over a year after bylaw discussions were first announced. In October 2021, Nakoda Emergency Management and Services posted a notice to its Facebook page acknowledging an increase in opioid drug use in the community resulting in loss of lives, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and informing community members of new anti-drug measures being crafted in response. “At the direction of the Chiefs and Tribal Council, administration has initiated many responses to the situation affecting our community,” reads the notice. “Working closely with RCMP, Stoney Health  Services  and our legal team, we have started creating new bylaws that will strengthen

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