With the support of community members, Chief and Council have created the WIN Children and Youth Curfew By-Law. It outlines the rules and regulations for young people under the age of 18 in Wabaseemoong, One Man Lake and Swan Lake.
This by-law is especially important during emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, and is in effect right now. Chief, Council and the WIN Curfew By-Law Officers will work with the community to uphold this by-law. Remember, these rules protect all of us.
- Children under 18 years old cannot be outside of their homes:
- Between 8 pm and 8 am during Emergency Measures Curfew Hours in effect now
- Between 9 pm and 7:30 am on a school night
- Between 10 pm and 8 am on a non-school night (unless they are with a sober parent or guardian).
- If children are outside of their homes during these prohibited hours, they and their families will be disciplined by WIN Curfew By-Law Officers. This can include:
- Being sent home immediately
- Being escorted home immediately
- Informing parents & guardians
- Recording offence in writing
- Informing RCMP, OPP and Treaty Three Police Officers
- Informing Wabaseemoong Child Welfare Authority (WCWA)
- Participating in Elders Justice Circle and/or Restorative Justice Tribunal
- Attending a meeting with WCWA and others
- Apology to WIN Chief, Council & community
- Counselling & community service
- A fine of up to $500
- House arrest of up to 60 days.
- If a child is fleeing from unsafe & dangerous situations
- If a child is participating in a pre-approved event with adult, sober supervision.
While Emergency Measures are in effect
If you are under the age of 18, you cannot be outside your home between 8 pm and 8 am.
For more information contact:
Lance Sandy By-Law Justice Manager
Mino Kwaykaatiziwin Justice Services
Wabaseemoong Independent Nations
Phone: (807) 927-2000 Ext. 232
This is a summary. Read the entire by-law, including appeal process here.