A Saskatchewan First Nations leader who has garnered a lot of attention after a victory in federal court will be heading back to court on a completely different matter. Chief Wallace Fox of the Onion Lake Cree Nation has been charged with a number of offences, including two counts of assault.
Mounties say the charges stem from a complaint made on May 18. The alleged incident took place at a home on Onion Lake.
He is also facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats to damage property.
Police say Fox was arrested Monday without incident and will be in Onion Lake provincial court on Dec. 16.
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Last Friday, a federal court judge ruled that the Onion Lake Cree Nation, along with four other First Nations, doesn’t have to open its books to the public pending a challenge to the First Nations Financial Transparency Act.
Meaghan Craig contributed to this story.
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