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Tribal council adopts smoking ban


The Chippewa Cree tribal council has adopted a no-smoking policy for tribal buildings.

The ordinance, proposed by tribal council member John "Chance" Houle, declares all tribal buildings off-limits to smoking, including most businesses, and designates smoking areas on the reservation, council Vice Chair Bruce Sun Child said today. He said the 4-C's casino is exempt from the ban.

Tribal public relations director Mario Patacsil said the ordinance passed 6-0 Friday, and that tribal council members Jake Parker and Charles Gopher were not present for the vote.

Sun Child said most buildings at Ro...

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