The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is once again calling on the RCMP to charge a man who allegedly trespassed on Ochapowace Nation land this past spring.
Ochapowace says the man had been renting land from the First Nation but was evicted for non-payment.
Band officials say they contacted police when the man was later allegedly spotted on reserve trying to remove crops with an exposed gun in his vehicle.
The RCMP apologized for a delayed response and not handling the situation appropriately.
Also, this past spring, the province passed the trespass to property act.
Under the new legislation, hunters must seek a land owner’s permission before accessing their land, even if the land is not posted.
Both the FSIN and Ochapowace also say the government needs to address the issue of enforcement of First Nation laws on reserve land.