‘Another Result of Reserve Dysfunction’

Here is yet another repercussion of Canada’s segregated reserve system for aboriginals. Many reserves are simply drug and alcohol-infested ghettos where the rule of law and civil rights are often non-existent, and the lawlessness is spreading into Canadian cities: 

“A man was found not guilty of attempted murder, but guilty on lesser charges including assault with a weapon, after a downtown shooting involving Saskatoon police in September 2017. A Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench judge found Mike Arcand, 35, also guilty of four other gun-related offences in connection to the incident that caused chaos on 4th Avenue South…

“In his decision, Justice Jeff Kalmakoff said he did not believe the reliability or credibility of Arcand’s testimony during the trial. He said video exhibits also discredited Arcand’s testimony.  Continue reading “‘Another Result of Reserve Dysfunction’”

‘Race-Based Censorship’

“Journalist Candis McLean…came to Regina in November to promote her book “When Police Become Prey: The Cold Hard Facts of Neil Stonechild’s Freezing Death”. The book sparked controversy because it criticizes the findings of a public inquiry that cast blame on two Saskatoon police officers {in the death of an aboriginal youth}.

“McLean was to hold a book signing at ‘Chapters’ on Nov. 5 last year, but the store cancelled after learning protesters intended to show up. She re-booked with three different hotels, but each in turn cancelled due to the protest. In the end, McLean stood on the street in front of the ‘Quality Inn’ and spoke about her book. Signings planned for ‘Chapters/Indigo’ in her former hometown of Yorkton, as well as in Winnipeg, were also cancelled.

“In a statement of claim filed this week at ‘Regina Court of Queen’s Bench’, McLean is suing Michelle Stewart, an associate professor in the U of R’s Department of ‘Justice Studies’… Continue reading “‘Race-Based Censorship’”

‘Where Has All The Money Gone?’

‘Onion Lake resident calls for release of Band’s financial documents’

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“A resident of the Onion Lake Cree ‘Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 5,032 people and “The country’s top oil producing ‘First Nation’”} is launching a court application to try to get answers about how her Band is spending its money.

“Charmaine Stick, an Onion Lake Band member, launched an application in Regina…asking the court to force her band to disclose its salaries, expenses and financial statements.

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