Forensic audit timing politically motivated: Nelson

News about a forensic audit on the Roseau River Anishinawbe First Nation has come to light a week before the reserve goes to the polls to vote for chief and council.

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News about a forensic audit on the Roseau River Anishinawbe First Nation has come to light a week before the reserve goes to the polls to vote for chief and council.

Some community members speculated that the current leadership tried to hide it until after the election.

But over the weekend, current Chief Terry Nelson widely distributed copies of the audit and had band employees take the documents to every home on the reserve.

Nelson says the timing of the audit was meant to coincide with the election. He believes Indian Affairs was hoping it would knock him out of the race for chief.

APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson sifts through the facts.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

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2 thoughts on “Forensic audit timing politically motivated: Nelson

  1. The forensic audit was first presented to RRAFN Chief and Council on January 27th, 2011. Why didn’t Chief and Council distribute copies at that time and instead of hours before INAC made it public? I know one household received their copy at 11pm the night before and we received ours at 8pm the same night. Real smooth..lol

  2. The Forensic audit was first presented to RRAFN Chief and Council on January 27, 2011. Why weren’t copies distributed at that time and instead of hours before INAC made them public?

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