Archive : ' First Nations'

Government taking First Nations to court over transparency law

BY LINDSAY BRISCOE Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) Minister Bernard Valcourt announced on Dec. 8 that the federal government is taking court action against five First Nations that have not complied with the First [...]

Local business owner fights for First Nations’ education, employment

BY CLAIRE CUDAHY Helping Aboriginal students succeed in apprenticeships and postsecondary education was the topic of discussion for Anderson Electric owner Ken Anderson at the community report meeting for Confederation College last week. “At one time [...]

Santa Claus Flies Wasaya

BY HEATHER COLLINS Wasaya Airlines recently held its annual “Turkey Run,” when the company flies Santa Claus himself to several remote First Nation communities to deliver turkeys and other goodies to places where they’re often both [...]

Treaty 3 rejects feds’ First Nation Education Act

BY HEATHER COLLINS Treaty 3 chiefs recently came together to unanimously reject Federal Government legislation that would standardize First Nation Education, as well push for accountability for the condition of on-reserve schools. The group consisted of [...]

Treaty 3 Police plan gun amnesty

BY LINDSAY BRISCOE The Guns and Gangs unit of the Treaty 3 Police will be conducting a Firearms Amnesty Program for the first time next month. “A lot of people are unfamiliar that you are required [...]