The Gitxaala Elected Band Council continues to enforce the Gitxaala Liquor
By-Law, which came into effect in a special council meeting on January 16,
How are we enforcing the By-Law?
> Chief and Council have taken extra-ordinary steps throught respectful
engagement with offenders, and support a healing approach as opposed
to a shame-based approach.
> Request for full-time Mental Health and Addictions support in
> Enforcement of fines.
> Requesting members to take active measures to address the barriers
such as education and training opportunities and counselling support.
> Hold Chief and Council accountable to the by-law and community.
Our approach has been through respectful direct communication and
encouragement to address barriers that drive the behaviors. enforcement in
the past has always been difficult and continues to be difficult. One of the
biggest ways the by-law can get enforced is by resoecting one another. Time
and time again, the Chiefs, Matriarchs, Elders, and Youth have asked for
this, and this is a sign to the rest of the community.
We look forward to supporting events that build community and fills the
human spirit so that alcohol is not longer a necessity. Moving forward, we
know we all want a healthier and safer community for our children and those