‘Treated like terrorists’ said former chief following raid

An occupation of the Burns Lake band office in northern B.C. ended dramatically on April 7 when between 30 and 50 RCMP officers stormed the building–some allegedly with firearms drawn–to evict seven protesters holed up inside, including four children, who were demanding the chief’s resignation and an Aboriginal Affairs audit of band finances.

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“A gun to our heads” Pressure to sign new funding agreement more widespread than first thought

First Nations from coast to coast of Canada are using strong language in reaction to changes in this year’s financial contribution agreements from the federal government, with one Alberta band even planning to take a complaint to the United Nations if Aboriginal Affairs doesn’t budge, Windspeaker has learned.

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