Marilyn Poitras Resigns As A MMIWG Commissioner

Marilyn Poitras, one of the commissioners for the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) has resigned. In her resignation letter to the Prime Minister she states she can’t continue her work within the current structure. Poitras has served as a assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law.

CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2017

Two First Nations Concerned About Lloydminster Casino Project

Two Saskatchewan First Nations, Thunderchild and Big River First Nation say they are being left out of some of the projects at the Lloydminster Casino development. Thunderchild First Nation Chief Delbert Wapass and others remaining in the group say they’ve been left in the dark on the financial details of the project which had the sod-turning ceremony last month.

By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Jul 06, 2017

Posted in Law

Northern Ontario Election Commission Starts Consultations

Hearings have started for a commission looking for solutions on how to better represent Ontario’s far north in the provincial legislature. Currently there are only two ridings in northern Ontario, Timmins-James Bay and Kenora Rainy River. These two ridings cover 588,382 square kilometres. Toronto Centre in comparison covers just 13 square kilometres.

By Erik White, CBC News Posted: Jun 07, 2017

Posted in Law

FSIN Supports New Prosecutor Petition In Colton Boushie Case

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations recently passed a resolution supporting a new Crown prosecutor and a out of province lead investigator in the Colton Boushie case. Boushie was a 22 year old resident of the Red Pheasant First Nation who was shot and killed at Gerald Stanley’s farm resulting in a second-degree murder charge.

The Canadian Press Published on: May 19, 2017