APTN National News
Members of Samson Cree Nation are voting on whether or not chief and council should have the ability to exile gang members from the community.
Samson is one of four First Nation communities in and around the town of Hobbema, Alberta. Hobbema has been wracked with violence in recent years, including the 2011 homicide of 5-year-old Ethan Yellowbird, killed in a drive-by shooting while he slept.
APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan was at the referendum, and has the details.
UPDATE: The bylaw has passed, with a vote of 479 to 370. Aboriginal Affairs will need to approve the bylaw before it can take effect.