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

Waterhen chief re-elected

by Phil Ambroziak Waterhen Lake First Nation chief Carol Bernard’s successful re-election campaign, which culminated in a Dec. 14 vote, was met with mixed emotions. “It’s good to be re-elected for a second term, but the victory was bittersweet because we had three losses in our community within a week,” Bernard said. In spite of … Continue reading