Controversial Native leader won't rejoin groupFriday, April 4, 2008
Filed Under: First Nations
David Ahenakew, the controversial Native leader who is accused of spreading hate against Jewish people, won't be rejoining the senate of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.
Ahenakew, 74, said he will wait until his legal case is resolved before trying to be reinstated. He had been stripped of a leadership role after being charged with violating Saskatchewan's hate crimes law.
Ahenakew was convicted but won a new trial on appeal. No new date has been set.
Get the Story:Ahenakew won't rejoin senate of First Nations group
Court of Appeal Decision:Queen v. Ahenakew
(January 14, 2008)