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Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Chief Peter A. Beatty said reconciliation must be achieved between Indigenous people and Canada's justice system for future generations. Beatty took part in meetings with Premier Scott Moe and Justice Minister Don Morgan on Feb. 12 in Saskatoon to discuss moving forward following the not guilty verdict handed to Gerald Stanley Feb. 9.
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Chief Peter A. Beatty said reconciliation must be achieved between Indigenous people and Canada's justice system for future generations. Beatty took part in meetings with Premier Scott Moe and Justice Minister Don Morgan on Feb. 12 in Saskatoon to discuss moving forward following the not guilty verdict handed to Gerald Stanley Feb. 9. File photo/northeastNOW Staff

Peter Ballantyne chief meets with Premier, Justice Minister

By Bryan Eneas
February 13, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Chief of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation wants to move towards reconciliation between the province, federal government and Indigenous leaders by addressing concerns in the Canadian justice system.

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson was joined by two councilors at the Prince Albert Grand Council's rally and candle-light vigil for Colten Boushie.
Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson was joined by two councilors at the Prince Albert Grand Council's rally and candle-light vigil for Colten Boushie. File photo/northeastNOW Staff

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief, Councillors weigh in on Stanley verdict

By Bryan Eneas
February 12, 2018 - 5:04pm Updated: February 13, 2018 - 12:11pm

Chiefs from the Prince Albert Grand Council’s executive and the communities they represent are speaking out about the controversial verdict in the trial of Gerald Stanley.

Colten Boushie's mother, Debbie Baptiste, centre, is helped out of the courtroom while sobbing after hearing the verdict.
Colten Boushie's mother, Debbie Baptiste, centre, is helped out of the courtroom while sobbing after hearing the verdict. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

'No justice served here today': Emotional reactions after Stanley trial verdict

By Angela Brown
February 10, 2018 - 9:43am

Colten Boushie's family appeared devastated when they left the courthouse Friday after they learned the jury had acquitted Gerald Stanley in the 22-year-old's 2016 shooting death.

FSIN chief Bobby Cameron said the group has sent a letter to the Federal Justice Minister asking for some action on the jury selection process in Canada.
FSIN chief Bobby Cameron said the group has sent a letter to the Federal Justice Minister asking for some action on the jury selection process in Canada. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

FSIN asks Federal government for action on jury selection process

By Angela Brown
February 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) chief Bobby Cameron said the FSIN has sent a letter to Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould asking for some action to "acknowledge the diversity" related to the jury selection process in Canada. 

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