2nd Community March Held to Bring Awareness of Drug Epidemic at LCO
Updated: Oct 18, 2021
By Joe Morey
The Community Against Meth and Heroin March took place for the 2nd time in the LCO Community on Sunday, Oct. 10, as many community members gathered at the Tribal Office Pavilion and then caravanned into tribal neighborhoods throughout the day.
Organizer Charles Jared Kagigebi said the marchers continued for five hours on Sunday protesting in front of suspected drug dealer homes and walked through communities holding signs, and they were also accompanied by a drum group, Manidoons, on a trailer pulled along.
Some marchers said it was awesome to see so many people come out of their homes to support the group as they went by.
The first march took place in early September and organizers say they will continue to march in the communities to bring awareness to the drug overdoses that have claimed many lives on the Reservation.
In a previous article, Kagigebi said, “We hope to bring awareness straight to the dealers that are pushing these poisons in our community. They’re killing our people, our friends and family. We just hope to put a stop to the drugs being pushed here at LCO. I know we can’t stop it all, but we need to try.”
Images below are from the Oct. 10th March and submitted by Charles Jared Kagigebi.