Whitecap First Nation chief discusses Ottawa’s transparency law

The federal government will be defending itself against a lawsuit filed by the Onion Lake Cree Nation.

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The federal government will be defending itself against a lawsuit filed by the Onion Lake Cree Nation.

The suit claims the federal government should not have the power to withhold funding if band councils refuse to disclose salaries on-line.

Most First Nations in Canada have complied with the order, but about 50 have yet to submit their financials to the department.

APTN’s Larissa Burnouf spoke with a Dakota chief about the issue in Saskatchewan.