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LETTER: Brave leadership rises up in Stoney Nakoda First Nation

Editor: On Satruday (June 5), Summer Twoyoungmen led a second walk against street drugs, and specifically drug dealers on the reserve, as many walked or drove behind her in support.

Editor:

On Saturday (June 5), Summer Twoyoungmen led a second walk against street drugs, and specifically drug dealers on the reserve, as many walked or drove behind her in support.

Noticeably absent were the three chiefs of the Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley bands, as Ms. Twoyoungmen took the microphone and eloquently shared the story of a once proud and revered nation, now feared and mourned because of the dangers so often connected with drug use.

Ms. Twoyoungmen is petitioning the Stoney Nakoda administration to create a bylaw that will ban drug dealers from residing on the reserve. In my opinion, this brave, intelligent, diplomatic young woman stands next to the likes of Greta Thunberg and is a force Stoney Nakoda chiefs would be wise to listen to.

She has grit and heart, and the clarity to see the goodness in her people and the destruction drug dealers bring upon them.

Anyone who struggles with discouragement and felt helplessness, could turn to Summer Twoyoungmen for inspiration. I think we will be seeing more of this powerful young woman.

Steven Locke,

Canmore