Red Lake Chairman Floyd Jourdain, Jr. opens the 2011 Summit Drug and Gang Summit at Red Lake. (By Michael Meuers)

Red Lake to Host Sixth Annual Gang and Drug Summit

Michael Meuers

The Sixth Annual Drug and Gang Summit will take place February 15-16 at the Red Lake Seven Clans Casino Event Center.

The theme “Keeping Traditions, Stopping Addictions" underscores the summit's focus: to educate and mobilize tribal agencies, professionals, schools and community members to help prevent youth from becoming involved in illegal drugs on the Red Lake Reservation. The goal of the summit is to produce committees that will advise communities on how to effectively address issues of crime, drugs and violence while working closely with district representatives and the Red Lake Tribal Council.

The Tribal Chairman initiated the first summit in September 2006 to address the issue of methamphetamine/crack cocaine use on the reservation.

The Sixth Annual Drug and Gang Summit is headed by the Indian & Free Drug Program, Project Safe Neighborhoods, the Red Lake Nation Coalition (White Bison) and the 7 Clans Wellbriety Coalition.


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