by Jennifer Thuncher, Squamish Chief, October 19, 2017
A prominent Squamish Nation member is speaking out about what he sees as political interference in the band’s current election reform process.
In 2015, an independent electoral commission was set up to revise the 1981 Squamish Indian Band Election Regulations. Read the rest of this entry
APTN National News, September 19, 2017
The RCMP has confirmed to APTN National News that it has launched an investigation on Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan after two elders came forward providing a stack of financial documents. Read the rest of this entry
APTN National News, July 5, 2017
The Onion Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan is appealing a June court ruling ordering it to release financial information to its band members.
The case was brought by Charmaine Stick, who partnered with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation in 2016 to force the band to comply with the First Nations Financial Transparency Act – a law passed by the Stephen Harper Conservatives requiring First Nations to publish salaries and expenses online. Read the rest of this entry
CBC News, Feb 23, 2015
A member of the Carcross Tagish First Nation shut down a council meeting over the weekend and prevented Chief Dan Cresswell and council from entering their offices Monday, protesting his government’s lack of consultation with its members.
“Right now, all I see is they’re deciding our future and we don’t have a say,” says Stanley Jim while sitting in front of the main administrative building where he built a wooden door jamb to bar the entrance. Read the rest of this entry
3 candidates vying to replace Shawn Atleo as Assembly of First Nations’ national chief
By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press/CBC News, Dec 8, 2014
Outside Winnipeg’s convention centre, a sacred fire is burning.
Inside the building, chiefs from across the country are meeting to elect a new national leader for the Assembly of First Nations amid questions on whether the organization is still a relevant voice for aboriginal people.
As the assembly prepares for some soul-searching over the next three days, many say it will take a monumental shift to regain the support of the next generation. Read the rest of this entry