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Counsel representing the respondents in the case alleging Red Pheasant Chief and council of corruption, had their argument heard in court Thursday, Lawyers tried to discredit the applicants argument by questioning the character of those who swore affidavits against the band council.
Counsel representing the respondents in the case alleging Red Pheasant Chief and council of corruption, had their argument heard in court Thursday, Lawyers tried to discredit the applicants argument by questioning the character of those who swore affidavits against the band council. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Lawyers representing Red Pheasant council attempt to discredit applicants

By Greg Higgins
April 6, 2018 - 8:21am Updated: April 6, 2018 - 1:35pm

Lawyers representing Red Pheasant Chief and council had their turn in court yesterday as they tried to disprove allegations of corruption during the last election by discrediting the applicant’s evidence.

Red Pheasant Chief, Clint Wuttunee, along with several current councillors are accused of paying for votes and bribing those who submitted affidavits blowing the whistle on their corruption to recent submissions.
Red Pheasant Chief, Clint Wuttunee, along with several current councillors are accused of paying for votes and bribing those who submitted affidavits blowing the whistle on their corruption to recent submissions. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Trial continues on Red Pheasant FN corruption allegations

By Greg Higgins
April 5, 2018 - 9:40am Updated: April 5, 2018 - 11:20am

The Red Pheasant First Nation was front and centre yesterday in a Saskatoon court to hear allegations of vote buying.

Michelle Good, the applicant, alleged to court that perspective stafff rented a hotel room to buy votes during advanced polling.

The Chief and council of Red Pheasant Cree Nation are currently at a hearing at Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon facing accusation of vote buying and not informing band members of a resolution change to increase the amount of years council is in power. If either is proven the 2016 election could be overturned.
The Chief and council of Red Pheasant Cree Nation are currently at a hearing at Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon facing accusation of vote buying and not informing band members of a resolution change to increase the amount of years council is in power. If either is proven the 2016 election could be overturned. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW staff

Court hearing accusations of vote buying on Red Pheasant

By Greg Higgins
April 4, 2018 - 8:46am

A lawyer and Red Pheasant band member is hoping to have the 2016 election overturned in federal court due to allegations of corruption.  

The City of North Battleford and BATC hosted a welcome lunch Monday for the eight individuals participating in the new work placement program.
The City of North Battleford and BATC hosted a welcome lunch Monday for the eight individuals participating in the new work placement program. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

City, BATC launch joint Indigenous employment strategy

By Angela Brown
April 3, 2018 - 10:00am

The City of North Battleford has joined with Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC), becoming the first municipal community/First Nations Tribal Chiefs partnership in Canada to develop a joint Indigenous employment strategy. 

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation stands with Charmaine Stick of the Onion Lake Cree Nation to highlight a Saskatchewan Court of Appeal decision.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation stands with Charmaine Stick of the Onion Lake Cree Nation to highlight a Saskatchewan Court of Appeal decision. Kevin Martel/CKOM News Staff

Court upholds decision for First Nation to reveal finances

By Kevin Martel/CKOM News Staff
March 29, 2018 - 3:49pm

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.

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