Trial for Alexander First Nation chief underway – St. Albert Gazette

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201871 Views

Oct 10, 2018

Alexander First Nation Chief Kurt Burnstick began his three-day trial for sexual assault in Edmonton on Tuesday.

Burnstick is facing charges stemming from allegations of sexual assault that allegedly took place in 1985. On Tuesday, a judge and jury heard about two sexual assault allegations, and one break and enter allegation that took place between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, 1985.

In January, 2017 Burnstick was acquitted of another sexual assault charge in St. Albert provincial court.

When the sexual assault allegations first came to light, many members of Alexander First Nation held a protest, asking the chief to step down.

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