Category Archives: Indian Act Indians
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
David Allan Patrick James, 22, died after he allegedly entered the band office with weapons on Oct. 14
CBC News, Oct 20, 2015
B.C.’s civilian police watchdog (IIO) has found police were not connected to the death of a man who viciously attacked the Bridge River Indian Band office near Lillooet, B.C. earlier this month.
David Allan Patrick James, 22, died after he allegedly entered the band office with weapons just before 8:30 a.m. PT on Oct. 14, and assaulted staff, sending 11 people to hospital. Read the rest of this entry
Cuts to welfare funding has created an impossible situation on reserve, chiefs say
CBC News, Oct 16, 2015
The man who died following an attack at the Xwisten/ Bridge River Indian Band near Lillooet Wednesday has been identified as David Allan Patrick James.
James, 22, died after being restrained following a vicious attack that sent 11 people to hospital. Three victims remain in serious condition.
James was a member of the band community, and had been identified as someone needing help, according to a statement released by a coalition of First Nations organizations Friday. Read the rest of this entry
CTV News, October 15, 2015
An Esquimalt First Nations Chief and his wife have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly letting their Shih tzu’s eye infection go untreated, causing the dog’s eyeball to rupture, according to BC SPCA.
Chief Andrew Thomas and Mary Anne Thomas failed to provide “necessary veterinary care” for the dog, named Chewy, the organization said.
Police found suspect had been subdued by staff at B.C. band office
CBC News, Oct 15, 2015
Four people remain in hospital following an attack at the Bridge River Band Office near Lillooet, B.C., yesterday that ended with the death of the suspect.
Two patients remain in critical condition, one is in serious condition and one is dealing with non-life-threatening injuries, according to B.C.’s Interior Health Authority.
Seven victims have already been released from hospital. Read the rest of this entry
Attack sends 10 people to hospital, suspect ‘restrained’ before police arrive
CBC News, Oct 14, 2015
The alleged suspect in an attack on a band office near Lillooet, B.C. is dead following a rampage that injured at least 10 people, RCMP say.
Lillooet RCMP say a man entered the Xwisten (Bridge River Band) office with weapons just before 8:30 a.m. PT. Wednesday and assaulted staff.
The Canadian Press reported that an emergency worker, who didn’t want to be named, said the man apparently attacked one person with a hammer, and when others in the office went to help they were also beaten. Read the rest of this entry