Category Archives: Indian Act Indians
(CHILOQUIN, OREGON) – U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, State of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, State of California Governor Jerry Brown, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, Klamath Tribes elected officials and Klamath Basin irrigators held a “celebratory” signing of the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement last Friday at Collier Park, 4 miles north of Chiloquin. With strong support from Senator Wyden, he stated “I am going to introduce in the first few days of May, legislation in partnership with Senator Merkley to make this agreement law.” Read the rest of this entry
The Aquilini family, which owns the Vancouver Canucks, said it will underwrite the estimated $18 billion pipeline proposal as long as it gets support of all First Nations through whose territory the pipeline would travel
VANCOUVER – A First Nations-backed organization has partnered with the Aquilini Group to propose a new pipeline to compete with the struggling Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Read the rest of this entry
By: Alexandra Paul, Winnipeg Free Press, March 19, 2014
Garden Hill First Nation has set up new rules that eliminate 80 per cent of residents from running for political office.
Under the rules, no one under age 50 may run for chief and no one under 40 for council. Further, people in common-law relationships will not be allowed to run for either chief or council. Read the rest of this entry
By Alexandra Paul, Winnipeg Free Press, March 12, 2014
A powerful Manitoba chiefs association has taken the unusual step of backing calls for democratic elections at scandal-ridden Buffalo Point First Nation by recognizing a new chief. Read the rest of this entry
Indian Country Today, Feb 21, 2014
Shooter Cherie Lash Rhoades was being investigated by the FBI for over $50,000 in missing grant money meant for the Cedarville Rancheria Tribe when she gunned down her brother, niece, nephew and a tribal administrator, the Associated Press reported on February 21. Read the rest of this entry
By Alexandra Paul, Winnipeg Free Press, Feb 21, 2014
Though visibly frail, Helen Cobiness entered court in Steinbach Thursday on the arms of two granddaughters ready to face charges for doing what most of us take for granted: entering her First Nation’s government offices, the equivalent of a town hall. Read the rest of this entry
CALGARY – Generations of Nisga’a people have fished for salmon, eulachon and trout that flourish in the Nass River on British Columbia’s northern coast. These days, H. Mitchell Stevens is angling for a more lucrative catch. Read the rest of this entry
CBC News, Feb 10, 2014
New, disturbing details are emerging about the salaries and spending habits of two men while they were at the helm of the Innu Development Limited Partnership (IDLP).
Paul Rich was the chief executive officer and Edgar Branton was the chief financial officer of the IDLP until June 2012 when they were both relieved of their duties. Read the rest of this entry
Protestors show ignorance of reality of oilsands development
By Joseph Quesnel, Winnipeg Sun, January 31, 2014
Aboriginal peoples benefit from oilsands development. That was the one reality missed by protesters at a recent lecture at the University of Winnipeg involving Phil Fontaine. Read the rest of this entry
Phil Fontaine’s speaking engagement at University of Winnipeg rescheduled
CBC News, Jan 22, 2014
Angry protesters took over a planned talk by First Nations leader Phil Fontaine in Winnipeg on Wednesday, resulting in the rescheduling of the event.
Fontaine was scheduled to speak at the University of Winnipeg in the early afternoon on First Nations issues in the past, present and future. Read the rest of this entry