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Police shooting in Attawapiskat

Create: 04/21/2018 - 00:49

A video is circulating on Facebook and Facebook messenger showing a confrontation between four NAPS officers and an Attawapiskat citizen on Thursday April 19, 2018.

Gunshots were fired by NAPS and the Attawapiskat man is alive following the shooting incident involving the police.

The video (taken by a neighbour) does not make it clear if the man was armed or not.

The man involved in the incident is believed to be Steve Sutherland.

This is a developing story and more info will be posted once it becomes available.

FIRST NATIONS LEADERS CALL FOR THUNDER BAY POLICE CHIEF’S RESIGNATION

Create: 03/06/2018 - 04:08

First Nations leaders are calling for the resignation of Thunder Bay Police Service (“TBPS”) Chief J.P. Levesque as a scathing report by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (the “OIPRD”) has substantiated allegations of neglect of duty and discreditable conduct against members of the Thunder Bay Police Service.

NAN responds to not-guilty verdict in Boushie case

Create: 02/17/2018 - 04:09

A jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder in death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie on Friday, February 9. The 22-year-old from Red Pheasant First Nation died of a gunshot wound to the head on Stanley's farm near Biggar, Saskatchewan, in August 2016.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the shooting death of Colten Boushie:

WAHA suspends CEO

Create: 12/16/2017 - 03:59

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) has announced the suspension of their CEO, Mr. Bernie D. Schmidt. The decision came at a Meeting of Directors held in Timmins recently. Greg Spence has been appointed interim CEO.

WAHA claimed the suspension was necessary to allow complaints and allegations from the communities receiving medical, dental and other essential health services, to be reviewed and dealt with by the Board of Directors, the body responsible for the governance, supervision and management of the affairs of the Corporation.

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