First Nation's anti-drug law rejected by Canada
The Canadian government has rejected a strict anti-drug law that was proposed by the Peguis First Nation of Manitoba.

The band imposed harsh penalties on people who use or deal drugs. All employees would be required to take drug tests.

But the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs said First Nations cannot write their own drug laws. The agency said only the Canadian government has that authority.

The Fisher River Cree Nation, also in Manitoba, passed a tough anti-drug law last year in response to concerns about drug use. The band, however, didn't submit its law to the government.

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