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Several Manitoba First Nations still haven’t complied with financial … – Thompson Citizen

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014740 Views

December 18, 2014

Several Manitoba First Nations still haven’t complied with financial transparency act

Nine First Nations in Manitoba, several of them in the north, have yet to comply with the First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA).

Bunibonibee Cree Nation at Oxford House, Dakota Tipi Band, Ebb and Flow Band, Fox Lake Band, Northlands Band at Lac Brochet, Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation Government, Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation, York Factory First Nation and Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) at Nelson House are the First Nations that have not yet complied with the act’s requirements, including posting the salaries and expenses paid to chief and council on the Internet.

NCN has published an article on their website saying they will be complying with the act. “Chief and council have no problem accounting for any public moneys received from the federal government or releasing information on how NCN spent those funds including the honoraria paid to chief and council or salaries paid to its staff,” said Chief Marcel Moody on the website. “But, gathering information for the audit is onerous and costly, since the new rules mandate inclusion of all band-owned entities.”

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