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Skidegate Band Council issue banishment notice

Skidegate Band Council issue banishment notice

The Skidegate Band Council has banished a man from the reserve.

The Tlell resident has been banished from all Skidegate reserves, according to a letter from the band council.

The letter says it stems to an incident that occurred at the beginning of the month at a gas station.

Billy Yovanovich, Chief Councillor for the Skidegate Band, alleges there’s a history of incidents with the man.

He says there are on-going concerns for the safety of community members, as well as the man’s personal safety.

Yovanovich says the banishment is indefinite, and the RCMP has the power to remove him from the reserve.

The man is not allowed on Skidegate reserve lands, but is allowed to drive through the reserve.

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