Unauthorized Toronto Trip Results in First Nation Members Being Deemed Trespassers

Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg

NETMIZAAGGAMIG NISHNAABEG – The First Nation community of Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg, also known as Pic Mobert is taking the safety of community members very seriously.

Two residents of the community who recently returned from what the First Nation says what an unauthorized trip to Toronto are now being deemed as trespassers by the band.

In a statement made on the Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg Facebook page:

“Notice of Public Health Risk – Mobert Residents who have Recently Travelled to Toronto

“It has been reported to our First Nation that Dale Desmoulin and Daniel Desmoulin have recently returned from an unauthorized trip to Toronto.

“Be aware that Toronto is the “hot-spot” for the COVID-virus in Ontario, with over 75% of cases originating out of the Greater Toronto area.

“These persons have broken our by-laws and are deemed trespassers.

“All citizens of Mobert are strongly encouraged to not make contact with either of them. If you do, you will be required to go into self-quarantine for 14 days, and for persons who work for us, you will not be permitted to report to work.

“It is very shocking and disappointing that these people would disregard the health and safety of our citizens after months of sacrifices by all of us.

“The pandemic is not over. The risks of serious illness and death remain. This is all about the right for our people to remain safe.”