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Burns Lake chief Albert Gerow will leave office at the end of the year

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.

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. Read the rest of this entry

Burns Lake police raid: ‘I thought they were going to shoot me’

By Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, April 8, 2013Burns Lake band blockade rcmp
Elder Ryan Tibbetts says the moment he pointed out the gun to his 12 year-old son, the RCMP officer raised the weapon toward them.

It was in the midst of a police raid Sunday at the Burns Lake band office, after Tibbetts and his son were allowed to re-enter the premises to retrieve some of their personal belongings, including his son’s Xbox game console, when he said he saw RCMP officers with their guns drawn. Read the rest of this entry

Burns Lake Band members evicted from their blockade by RCMP

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April 7, 2013

RCMP at Burns Lake Indian Band offices, April 7 2013.

RCMP at Burns Lake Indian Band offices, April 7 2013.

On day 14 of a non-violent protest held at the Burns Lake Band office, approximately 50 or more riot police, many with shotguns drawn evicted three adults and one 12 year old child. 92 percent of the eligible voters on-reserve had signed a petition in support of the protest despite claims to the contrary by the INAC chief councillor, Albert Gerow. Read the rest of this entry

Burns Lake Band office blockade turns testy

by Frank Peebles, Prince George Citizen, March 26, 2013

Burns Lake band elders Peter John and Ruth Tibbetts take part in blockade of band office.

Burns Lake band elders Peter John and Ruth Tibbetts take part in blockade of band office.

A political dispute among factions of the Burns Lake Indian Band turned violent Monday. According to witnesses at a blockade of the band’s administration offices, a fight broke out between elected councillor Dan George trying to enter the offices and elders committee representative (and second place finisher in the last election for chief) Ryan Tibbetts attempting to prevent anyone’s entry. Read the rest of this entry