Gull Bay First Nations accounts drained while Chief King was away

Two years ago, Gull Bay First Nation had a healthy million dollar surplus.
Now, the northern Ontario community is almost broke and its books are in a mess.

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Two years ago, Gull Bay First Nation had a healthy million dollar surplus.

Now, the northern Ontario community is almost broke and its books are in a mess.

Chief Wilfred King was in charge when the finances were healthy, but he lost the election and left office for two years.

He was reelected in January.

King says that while he was away, the band’s general accounts were drained.

Even the welfare accounts had a shortfall.

APTN’s Matt Thordarson visited the community to find out what went wrong and how residents are coping.

Online Producer / Ottawa

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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6 thoughts on “Gull Bay First Nations accounts drained while Chief King was away

  1. This is something I have wondered for a long time, and it occurs everywhere, not just here. If they are able to get by with 2 nurses, then what were the other 8 doing when there were 10 of them? It seems often that when things get cut back, they still function quite well. You name it: hospitals, highways, schools … this should tell us something about the incredible amount of waste in our society.

  2. Hey Fairford, hell of an existence, eh, crusading for the poor white man and crawling the internet for news article messageboards to spout your sad and frustrated polemic. Is your life really tis empty? Poor you, spewing hate. It must be so difficult.

    Before you complain or whine about entitlement, I am white, not that it matters.

    I truly feel sorry for you.

    1. Not your hard earned taxes, Monies that the canadian government holds in trust from lands and corporations working on first nations land. its also money owed for lands that were never signed away, money is made on first nations lands that goes to the government and doled out to first nations, so its first nations money, so if you are bummed about that, I think the only right you would have to be bummed is if you are native…..GOT IT!!!I think your lil brain assumes its your hard earned taxes that went to this reserve, its not any tax money. Also, my husband and I pay a lot of taxes and this money goes to non native people, when it goes to the government, so when i see your government and regular people abusing the system, that makes me pissed cuz the tax dollars I pay into the government, money i work hard for, is wasted. Until you really know whats what, best not to respond…I dont even know why ive bothered to respond to your stupidity, but its not just you, there is a lot of ignorant people out there, so your not alone!!

  3. Awwwwww – bad management – oh! And a lot of us “whiteys” haul water etc!!! Awwwwww – yeah as for mold there are a lot of places in Winnipeg that have landlords who couldn’t care less!!

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