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CTV News, February 15, 2018
The death of an indigenous man in Kahnawake has caused some trouble for a family that wished to bury him as soon as possible.
Stuart Myiow Sr. died Tuesday morning at his home and was subsequently taken to Anna Laberge-Hospital in Chateauguay in order to be declared deceased. Read the rest of this entry
Stephen MacKinnon sentenced in Chilliwack court for stealing $2.3 million over eight years
Paul Henderson, Chilliwack Progress, Feb. 17, 2018
The man who stole millions of dollars from the Seabird Island First Nation was sentenced in provincial court in Chilliwack on Friday to four-and-a-half years in jail.
Stephen Andrew MacKinnon elicited no reaction in courtroom 201 as Judge Richard Browning handed down the term to the 48-year-old who embezzled approximately $2.3 million from the band while working in the finance department between 2005 and 2013. Read the rest of this entry
The peasant rebels took up arms in 1994, and now number 300,000 in centres with their own doctors, teachers and currency, but rarely answer questions – until now
Diners in the Tierradentro cafe in the southern Mexican town of San Cristóbal de las Casas can choose between a variety of omelettes. The “Liberty” has the most ingredients, the “Democracy” looks the best, but the “Justice” costs the most – possibly because it comes with cheese. Read the rest of this entry
Couple used oven to heat trailer in need of desperate repairs, deceased’s son says
By Austin Grabish, CBC News, Feb 18, 2018
Hours after he wrapped up a protest for better housing on their First Nation, Bobby Ballantyne awoke to learn his mother and her partner had died in a trailer fire in Grand Rapids, Man. Read the rest of this entry
Is it normal for police to tell you your son is dead, imply you have a drinking problem and search your home for clues? It seems so in Saskatchewan
David MacDonald, National Post, FEb 12, 2018
The decision by an all-white jury, presided over by a white judge, to acquit the killer of Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, is a severe test of the settler-based Canadian legal system. Read the rest of this entry
APTN National News, Feb 10, 2018
BATTLEFORD, Sask. – There were sobs of despair and cries of “murderer” in a Saskatchewan courtroom Friday night as a jury found a white farmer not guilty in the shooting death of an Indigenous man.
From the beginning in August 2016, Colten Boushie’s death and the second-degree murder charge against Gerald Stanley exposed an ugly side in rural Saskatchewan – landowners who blame Indigenous people for high rates of property crime and First Nations who bear the brunt of that racism and hate. Read the rest of this entry
Jurors hear from farmer charged with fatally shooting 22-year-old Colten Boushie
By Jason Warick, CBC News, Feb 5, 2018
Gerald Stanley has begun testifying at his second-degree murder trial after his lawyer laid out the defence team’s case this morning in a Saskatchewan courtroom.
“No games. Gerry’s going to testify. He has to,” lawyer Scott Spencer told the jury during his opening statement Monday morning at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Battleford. Read the rest of this entry
Lawsuit focuses on alleged ‘horrific treatment’ at 29 segregated hospitals across Canada
By Lauren Pelley, CBC News, Jan 30, 2018
Two Canadian law firms have filed a $1.1-billion class-action lawsuit on behalf of former patients of government-run “Indian hospitals,” which comprised a decades-long segregated health care system now marred by allegations of widespread mistreatment and abuse, CBC News has learned. Read the rest of this entry
The 19th century home of Kauai’s last queen was later the resort where “Blue Hawaii” was filmed. Now a new resort is planned.
By Brittany Lyte, Civic Beat, Jan 29, 2018
KAPAA, Kauai — Five days after a judge ordered a pair of Native Hawaiians out of a 2,000-tree coconut grove that is the namesake of the famed Coco Palms resort, a Sunday night eviction deadline sparked the opposite of the intended effect. Read the rest of this entry