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First Nation in N.W.T. facing retaliation complaint at human rights tribunal – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 202411 Views

Jun 06, 2024

Salt River First Nation in the Northwest Territories is facing allegations that it retaliated against two of its members after they filed a human rights complaint against the band.

According to records at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Christopher Coyne and Penny Way originally filed the complaint against Salt River, or SRFN, because it stopped issuing them treaty payments called “Per Capita Distribution” (PCD), money from an agreement signed with Canada. They allege the exclusion is discriminatory.

But they amended their complaint after the band sent a letter to its members outlining the case and naming Coyne, Way and members of the community who are supporting them. The letter also outlines the names of the people who supported the band council.

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