Bands yet to post financial statements

by Derek Cornet The set deadline for the federal government’s First Nations Financial Transparency Act came and went with not one of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council’s nine bands complying. The legislation required all First Nations in Canada to post its financial documents including the remuneration and expenses of their respective chiefs and councils on … Continue reading

Historic win on ERFN

by Derek Cornet English River First Nation (ERFN) recently elected its first-ever female chief. By a wide margin, chief Marie Black won the ERFN election Oct. 25 with 247 votes. Coming in second was Cheryl Maurice with 86 votes and Michael Wolverine was third with 41. In addition to the vote for chief, five people … Continue reading