INAC launches financial review of B.C. First Nation, while RCMP continues investigation

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6 thoughts on “INAC launches financial review of B.C. First Nation, while RCMP continues investigation

  1. How many more Bands are there that have “corrupt” Chief and Council managing
    the Bands $ or mismanaging $. Its awesome to see INAC getting involved they need to do random checks every few years especially after a “new C&C’ is elected. There is so much happening that Band members don’t know. You can’t hire “unqualified people” and expect to operate a Band. Nepotism has to stop! And members are afraid to say anything for fear of repercussion. A lot are there to line their own pockets and what about the “bookkeeper” or Accountant letting it happen . I could go on….

  2. INAC has enabled and condoned this type of corruption for years and years. The Indian Act has set up the system that enables Chief and Council to run a dictatorship within the bounds of each and every First Nations reserve in Canada. Through the Indian Act, C&C are given the power to make arbitrary decisions on behalf of the band without consultation to band members. This does not happen in the rest of Canada.

    In broad stream politics, there are democratic processes that are set in place to fail safe the type of issues now coming to light on Indian reserves. In broad stream politics, the elected party is answerable not only to their constituents but also to the opposing parties. FN band members do not have this safety measure to ensure their needs and desires are met. INAC is failing in their mandate to perform and protect the Indigenous peoples in Canada.

    The election process On Reserve is a democratic….STOP right there, because this is as far as the democratic process goes on reserve. We are allowed to elect, but beyond that democracy stops.
    Why are aboriginal people not allowed the same democratic process as non-aboriginals. This is a failing of the Indian Act and the ongoing reluctance of INAC to involve themselves beyond writing cheques is a shirking of their fiduciary duties.
    If INAC is deferring to the Indian Act in regards to the Peters’ request for justice, that is where their justice will stop. Black and white justice. This creates a yet another racial divide of inequality.

  3. I feel sorry for the people who have to get mistreated. It shouldn’t matter where a person wants to put they’re roots down. As a leader making a claim they own you and collect money for your well being, poof unseen, it’s a shameful the system surely needs upgrading it’s mandates to somehow send the money to the rightful person instead. Another improvement that can be added to improve lives and lastly to add, is housing. Our bands are funded to build houses for the members. ANDC should help off reserve members thrive by implementing a project to help with homelessness. Stop homelessness and offer housing to any member.

  4. Finally. A former employee of Vancouver Region INAC who retired in 2012 2013 was fully aware of our issues with Band Council spanning thirty years and prior to his quick retirement was assisting us. His immediate replacement was versed on our Band and advised me that there is a history of Peter’s Band which is well known to Vancouver region office staff. Our only recourse was to sue INAC and the Band. Good luck I was told. Even though the employees were aware of discrepancies and wrongful doing of Peters band Council. They chose to do nothing. Our file I was told in 2013 was the largest archive and present day file in their office. Again. Who has enabled the continued misuse of funds of governance and power? INAC is just as responsible for breach in their fiduciary responsibility to not only us but the tax payers of Canada.

    1. This is just the tip of the ice berg. Look up First Nations Trust Fund on line. Billions, trillion Can. Is not allowing to move where supposed to.

    2. usually that is what happens, the retired come like hungry dogs to the trough ,.. the retired INAC employees that assisted us, was billing us, $500/hr for three years and nothing was accomplished at all,.. we had “the Chief that made more money than the prime minister,.. ” to day they’re running round traveling to Reno, around the world,… and still using their dead family members as employees,..

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