Creating Our Own Child Well-Being Law – Moose Factory SessionSeptember 25, 2023
Seeking Member-At-Large for Housing CommitteeSeptember 29, 2023
Statement from Chief Peter Wesley
September 26, 2023
Enactment of the MCFN Trespass Bylaw
As part of our ongoing efforts to address the drugs crisis in Moose Factory, the Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN) Chief & Council recently enacted the attached Trespass Bylaw with the assistance of our legal counsel. This bylaw will be one of the ways that we are working to protect the health and safety of the Membership and all of our community members.
The Trespass Bylaw permits Chief & Council to designate any person who is not a Moose Cree member as a “trespasser” if this person is believed to be involved in activity that is a threat to the health and well-being of the Membership. The bylaw also directs NAPS to remove such a person from the reserve and charge them with applicable offences.
The Trespass Bylaw also permits Chief & Council to hire Bylaw Enforcement Officers or other security officers to establish checkpoints, check identification, and deny access to individuals who have no legitimate reason to be on our reserve. The Trespass Bylaw does not affect the rights of MCFN members.
“We know the Trespass Bylaw alone will not solve the drugs problem, but it is one of the ways we will be addressing this serious issue.” – Chief Peter Wesley
We know the Trespass Bylaw alone will not solve the drugs problem, but it is one of the ways we will be addressing this serious issue. It has been too easy for outsiders to bring drugs into our community and we intend to start changing that.
We look forward to working together with NAPS to enforce the new Trespass Bylaw and the Community Protection Order Bylaw which was enacted by the previous Council in 2020. However, we also need you and the rest of the community to do your part by reporting suspicious individuals. You can call the Local Call Centre toll free at 1.888.310.1122 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.222.8477.
We will continue to keep the drugs crisis as a high priority and together, we will continue to develop plans and strategies that will make a difference as we work towards our shared goal of keeping our people safe and healthy.
If you have any questions or comments please send your inquiries to