Category Archives: Indian Act Indians

Former finance director of Pit River Tribe arrested

New ChiefBy Maghan Hunt, KRCR TV, March 30 2016

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.

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Judge allows police to use force in Alaskan village leadership dispute

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In this 2006 file photo, a boy walks along the banks of the Newtok River in Newtok, Alaska. The flood-prone village, 770 kilometers west of Anchorage, is among Alaska’s most eroded communities. (The Associated Press)

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

Vuntut Gwitchin chief, Roger Kyikavichik, arrested on sexual assault charge

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Roger Kyikavichik, chief of Old Crow’s Vuntut Gwtichin First Nation, was arrested Dec. 23 and charged with sexual assault Dec. 30, RCMP say. (Submitted to CBC News)

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

Federal government reinstates funds frozen under First Nations Financial Transparency Act

Canada dollarsLiberals 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

Rule changes to reserve lands mark new hope for indigenous businesses

Paul First Nation members want chief, council removed

 

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Chief Casey Bird of Paul First Nation. Photo: CBC News.

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

We Wai Kai Elders remove chief from office

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We Wai Kai chief Ralph Dick, on right.

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.

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RCMP probing officers’ handling of domestic violence allegation against Onion Lake Chief Fox

Vicki Monague filed complaint over RCMP’s handling of her criminal allegation of domestic violence against Onion Lake Cree Nation Chief Wallace Fox. Photo supplied by Monague to APTN.

Vicki Monague filed complaint over RCMP’s handling of her criminal allegation of domestic violence against Onion Lake Cree Nation Chief Wallace Fox. Photo supplied by Monague to APTN.

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

Onion Lake Chief Fox facing dangerous weapon, assault charges related to domestic incident

Onion Lake First Nation chief Wallace Fox. Photo: Global News.

Onion Lake First Nation chief Wallace Fox. Photo: Global News.

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

Company owned by two Haida among those convicted of destroying prime fish habitat

Three companies, one owned by Haida, have each been found guilty of 20 counts of damaging fish habitat in the Mallard Creek area on Graham Island. Photograph by: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Three companies, one owned by Haida, have each been found guilty of 20 counts of damaging fish habitat in the Mallard Creek area on Graham Island.
Photograph by: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

It will take centuries for the site to recover, fisheries biologist say

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