Unconditional III – Northern leaders find issues with MP’s bill

by Derek Cornet Four months before Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River MP Rob Clarke introduced Bill C-428 in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told those gathered at a special Crown-First Nations meeting in Ottawa there could be room for modernization of the Indian Act. Eleven months later, Idle No More erupted across the nation reminding … Continue reading

New MSFN career centre offers hope

by Derek Cornet A new career centre on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation hopes to connect band members with employment. Spearheaded by councillor Donovan Fineblanket, close to $15,000 was spent to renovate an existing building on the reserve for the service. Along with the upgrading of offices and the acquisition of computers, the exterior was … Continue reading

MP Clarke’s bill enters the Senate

by Derek Cornet Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River MP Rob Clarke’s private member’s bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons last week and is now set to be introduced to the Canadian Senate. Bill C-428 – also entitled “An Act to Amend the Indian Act and to Provide for Its Replacement” – is the name … Continue reading