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Chief, councillors returned to office at Roseau River

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Chief Ken Henry.

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Chief Ken Henry.

A troubled First Nation south of Winnipeg has flipped its leadership a second time in one week. Late Friday, the chief and three councillors won an injunction from the federal court against their removal from office.

Chief Ken Henry, along with councillors Gary Roberts, Cecil James and Evelyn Alexander were returned to office at Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation.

A short statement to confirm the reversal was released yesterday evening. It does not say why the court granted the injunction to block the removal.

The custom council is the ultimate governing authority, made up of one representative from each of the 21 families in the community. It's rulings have been challenged in court beforehand. The community is in turmoil over $12 million the chief and council spent from a trust fund over the last three years.

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