A provincial Mi’kmaq leader and former chief of the We’ko’maq First Nation in Inverness Co. charged with assault after an alleged fight in a hotel is scheduled to return to court in late January.
Morley Googoo, a regional chief with the Assembly of First Nations, was charged with assault and causing a disturbance in July.
Police say they responded to reports of a disturbance at the Hampton Inn in Membertou late one night in June.
Googoo, 49, is going through the province’s Restorative Justice program; he had for a status update in Sydney Provincial Court Wednesday.
He’s expected to return to court Jan. 31.
The conditions of his release include remaining in the province, abstaining from alcohol or drugs, staying away from the hotel and the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, not communicating with the complainant, and keeping the peace.