Jim Sinclair, Towering Figure in Aboriginal History, Dies at 79

Jim Sinclair, founding member of the Native Council of Canada and the Métis National Council, died Friday at the age of 79. He helped achieve Métis recognition in the Constitution and was dedicated to First Nations and Métis rights at an international level. The funeral will be held on Thursday November 15th, 2012 at the Brandt Center in Regina, SK.

Assembly of First Nations Supporting Financial Literacy

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo recently expressed support for initiatives designed to improve financial literacy skills for First Nations in financial management and business. The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA) has undertaken the theme of financial literacy through the Journal of Aboriginal Management.

RCMP To Investigate Online Gambling Website

A Saskatchewan First Nation-owned gambling website, Northern Bear Casino went online Tuesday November 6th, 2012 prompting the Saskatchewan government to refer the matter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The province has not authorized the gambling site, but the servers for it are based in the British Virgin Islands. Don Morgan, speaking on behalf of Justice Minister Gord Wyant said he felt the legality may have to be determined by the courts.
Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix November 7, 2012