Lac La Ronge reserve residents banished

Three people are being banished this week from one of the six communities that make up the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.

Three people are being banished this week from one of the six communities that make up the Lac La Ronge Indian Band — although the band isn't saying exactly why.

Banishment is a long-held practice, according to Lac La Ronge chief Tammy Cook-Searson, who provided few details about the people being evicted.

"They are acting in a manner that you know goes against community wishes, but I can't say any more," she said.

A banishment order can be made for a number of reasons, including threatening behaviour or repeated criminal activity, she said.

The request for banishment is made by a community member then voted on by council, she said.

Cook-Searson said she won't be releasing the names of the people or any further details on the cases.

Banishments usually last one year.