Red Earth Cree Nation has banned drugs and alcohol in an effort to prevent substance-related deaths in the community. The decision was made Sept. 21 after a general assembly at Mamawe Community Hall. “The law came to be because people love their children. They love their community and they want it safe,” said Charlene Head, a Red Earth Cree Nation councillor. However, not all members are in favour of the ban. Council is still working on enforcing the law. At a recent Justice Council, members discussed options of creating peace keepers, constables, and healing circles.