State of Emergency Declaration due to the Drugs Crisis

Press Release

November 24, 2023

As part of our ongoing efforts to address the drugs crisis in Moose Factory, the Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN) Chief & Council signed a Band Council Resolution declaring a State of Emergency regarding this serious drug problem.

We know the State of Emergency declaration will not solve the drug problem, but the drug crisis requires many strategies and tactics if we are to bring about significant and meaningful change in our community. By enacting emergency measures, we can secure additional resources to support our various local infrastructures.

There have been extremely high numbers of overdoses and drug related violence inrecent weeks and months. Our local NAPS detachment is currently facing an overwhelming number of service calls due to the drugs crisis. Our community health services, mental health services and Child & Family Services have seen escalating numbers of calls and referrals, most of which are due to the drugs crisis. All these factors have led the Council to the conclusion that drugs crisis has reached the level of an emergency situation.

You can continue to do your part by reporting suspicious individuals. You can call the Local Call Centre toll free at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Narcan and Naloxone kits are available at the local health centre and the local pharmacy for those interested in obtaining kits.

We will continue to keep the drugs crisis as a high priority and together, we will continue to develop plans and strategies that will make a difference as we work towards our shared goal of keeping our people safe and healthy.

If you have any questions or comments, please send your inquiries to

Thank you,
Moose Cree First NationChief and Council


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