Lac du Flambeau Band banishes nonmembers for drugs and crime

A few of the individuals who have been banished by the Lac du Flambeau Band in Wisconsin.

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin continues to banish people from the reservation who have been involved with drugs and crime.

So far, only non-members have been banished. The tribe keeps a tally of the people who are affected on its web page.

"We made it public knowledge that we will deal with this epidemic. Hopefully the actions of our law enforcement community send a strong message that drug abuse is not acceptable on our lands. We have resources and support for our people who need help with addictions," President Tom Maulson told Northland's News Center.

The latest banishment occurred in June with the removal of one person from the reservation.

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