Tag Archives: Aboriginal Reserve Dysfunction

‘Opening the Books’


A courageous woman from the Onion Lake Band in Saskatchewan, with the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, has won a court ruling that effectively restores the ‘First Nations’ Financial Transparency Act – at least for her Band.
Congratulations, Charmaine…

CTF Prairie Director Todd McKay and Charmaine Stick. (Kevin Martel--980 CJME)

“A Saskatchewan ‘First Nation’ is being forced to reveal how it spends its money after a legal battle that’s played out over the last year.

“The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal upheld a June 15, 2017, ruling from Court of Queen’s Bench which ordered Onion Lake Cree ‘Nation’ — {a ‘nation’ of 5,032 people} situated about 50 kilometres north of Lloydminster — to publish basic financial information. Continue reading ‘Opening the Books’

‘Another Failing Remote Reserve’


“A remote Manitoba ‘First Nation’ has declared a state of emergency after a fire destroyed the community’s only grocery store along with its Band office…said Shamattawa Chief Jeffrey Napaokesik. Napaokesik called it a “total loss”… 

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“The chief said he is working with the manager of the community’s destroyed ‘Northern Store’, owned by the ‘North West Company’, to create an emergency food store at the reserve’s community centre…

“There is no road access to Shamattawa {a ‘nation’ of 1,426 people}. All food must be flown into the isolated community about 745 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.  Continue reading ‘Another Failing Remote Reserve’