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First Nations Govern in Legal ‘Grey Area’ – NNL

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by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201959 Views


July 22, 2019

WINNIPEG – In November 2018, Stoney Nakoda First Nation tribal member Rachel Snow was sued by her chief and council for defamation after she posted a series of comments on Facebook.

In her posts, Snow questioned their integrity and handling of band funds. In the defamation suit, Chief Aaron Young and all four of the band’s councillors asked for $100,000 each.

This is not the first time Stoney Nakoda First Nation has sued one of its citizens. Eight months earlier, in March 2018, band leadership sued Greg Twoyoungmen for $20,000 in damages after he posted comments online criticizing their business acumen and comparing them to a criminal organization.

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