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June 23, 2013 - Updated message from Siksika Nation Fire Chief Tom Littlechild
Please be advised the Siksika Nation Administration will be closed until further notice excluding essential services. This also includes the Siksika Nation Schools and Daycares
Boil water issue is still in effect until further notice.
Bottle water is being delivered to identified homes. Please note that water will only be left if someone is home.
Aboriginal Affairs minister John Duncan has tendered his resignation today and Prime Minister Stephen Harper accepted it.
From a release issued by Stephen Harper after 4 p.m. Friday:
“Today, I have accepted the resignation of John Duncan as minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development,” said Harper.
Duncan will continue to serve as the member of parliament for Vancouver Island North in the House of Commons.
A short time later later John Duncan issued his own.
The 2016 Powwow Trail has now ended and was as colourful and exciting as expected! Our photographers Bert Crowfoot and Sandra Crowfoot continue to attend many exciting events throughout Indian Country including potlatches, powwows and festivals.
We'll be posting many of Bert's and Sandra's photos in individual galleries from the various events they attend.
Check back often for the latest photo uploads and new galleries.
The Stephen Harper Conservative majority government has picked up a head of steam with the passage of its omnibus budget bill C-38, and the question now is: How do you stop a train?
That will be the big overarching question in the minds of voters when they mark their ballots at this month’s Assembly of First Nations election for national chief. It has to be, because the Harper government is content to run over Canadians’ best interests, so we have to know the interests of First Nations from coast to coast won’t carry much sway unless the chiefs choose wisely.