Indian Country Today, Feb 21, 2014
Cherie Lash Rhoades, 44, who allegedly gunned down three relatives and a tribal administrator at Cedarville Rancheria tribal headquarters near Alturas, California, on February 20, 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. Continue reading
The four women charged by Buffalo Point First Nation chief for entering band office.
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. Continue reading
Jeff Lewis, Financial Post, February 11, 2014
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. Continue reading
Paul Rich, Edgar Branton singled out in report now in RCMP’s hands
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. Continue reading
Some of the “scant evidence” of the environmental impacts of the Tar Sands referred to by Quesnel; trucks the size of houses haul earth from the Tar Sands.
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. Continue reading
Fontaine’s speech disrupted at University of Winnipeg event, Jan 22, 2014.
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. Continue reading
Steve Rennie, Canadian Press/National Post, Dec 17, 2013
OTTAWA — Members of a Saskatchewan First Nation are facing allegations they misused government money meant for social assistance to buy themselves vehicles, horses and trailers, newly released documents show.
A team of professional auditors is now looking into claims made against the chief and council of the Big Island Lake Cree Nation in the northwestern part of the province. Continue reading
Okays Enbridge, Accepts job at TransCanada Pipelines Ltd
by Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight, Dec 11, 2013
Burns Lake Indian Band chief Albert Gerow has announced his resignation effective Dec 31, 2013.
The Burns Lake District News has reported that the chief of the Burns Lake band, Albert Gerow, has resigned. Gerow, who is in his second term, will leave office on December 31 because he has accepted a job with TransCanada Pipelines Limited. Continue reading
SHAWN McCARTHY, The Globe and Mail, Dec 8, 2013
Phil Fontaine, former AFN chief, has also worked for the Royal Bank of Canada, then one of the biggest investors in Tar Sands.
On its 4,000-kilometre path across the country, TransCanada Corp.’s Energy East’s pipeline would traverse the traditional territory of 180 different aboriginal communities, each of whom must be consulted and have their concerns accommodated as part of the company’s effort at winning project approval. Continue reading
By Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, Nov 14, 2013
The main New Brunswick chiefs organization received a contract from a Houston-based energy company facing ferocious opposition from Elsipogtog First Nation residents over its shale gas exploration. Continue reading