Category Archives: Indian Act Indians
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -The former finance director of the Pit River Tribe in Burney was arrested Wednesday on a number of tax charges and theft.Kenley Black, 41, formerly of Burney, was arrested today at his home in Ft. Defiance, Arizona, on charges of tax evasion, failure to file income taxes, and embezzlement and theft from a tribal organization, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said.
State troopers may use ‘any reasonable force deemed necessary by them,’ judge rules
By Rachel D’Oro, The Associated Press, Jan 12, 2016
A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday allowed police to use force if needed to remove former officials of an Alaska tribal village who have refused to leave the offices of the community embroiled in a long-running leadership dispute. Read the rest of this entry
Allegations stem from incident in fall of 2014
CBC News, Dec 30, 2015
Roger Kyikavichik, chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, faces a charge of sexual assault, Yukon RCMP said Wednesday.
The charge stems from an alleged incident in the fall of 2014. Police say the charge was filed in Yukon Territorial Court Wednesday, although Kyikavichik was arrested Dec. 23. Read the rest of this entry
Liberals to suspend court actions against First Nations that have not complied with act
By Kathleen Harris, CBC News, Dec 18, 2015
The Canadian government is reinstating funds frozen under the controversial First Nations Financial Transparency Act, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says.
The government is also halting compliance measures that required bands to post detailed financial information online. Read the rest of this entry
By Michel Boyer,
Members of the Paul First Nation west of Edmonton are calling on the federal minister of indigenous affairs to remove their chief and council from office.
The First Nation is also suing Chief Casey Bird for breach of trust and negligence, claiming he sold off a parcel of land for a fraction of its value. Read the rest of this entry
by Alistair Taylor, Campbell River Mirror, Nov 26, 2015
The We Wai Kai Nation Council of Elders has removed Ralph Dick from the office of Chief after they determined he breached the nation’s Conflict of Interest Policy.
“While we wish the decision did not fall to us, the Council of Elders members also swore an Oath of Office and are bound to uphold the Election Code and the Conflict of Interest Policy,” the Council of Elders say in a written decision, a copy of which was provided to the Mirror.
by Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, October 27, 2015
The RCMP is probing complaints filed against officers from the Onion Lake Cree Nation detachment over their handling of a domestic violence allegation against Chief Wallace Fox, APTN National News has learned.
Fox, the long-time chief of the Saskatchewan First Nation, was charged Monday with two counts of assault, one count of possession of a dangerous weapon and one count of uttering threats to damage property stemming from a domestic incident at his Onion Lake residence. He is scheduled to appear in provincial court on Dec. 16. Read the rest of this entry
by Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, October 26, 2015
Onion Lake Cree Nation Chief Wallace Fox is facing multiple charges stemming from a domestic incident which occurred in the Cree community on May 18, the Saskatchewan RCMP said in a statement Monday.
Fox is facing two counts of assault, one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose related to the use of a knife and one count of uttering threats to damage property, the RCMP statement said. Read the rest of this entry
It will take centuries for the site to recover, fisheries biologist say