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Do you think FN Band Chief Pay Should be Public
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:44 pm
 


Not a bad way to live, given how great a job they do for the band members. Link and excerpts below.

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Bill Forcing Native Chiefs to Reveal Pay Clears Hurdle (link)

By John Ivison, National Post · Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011

Conservatives on Parliament Hill pronounced themselves "stunned" after the surprise passage of a private member's bill that is seeking to improve accountability on First Nations reserves.

"Every indication was that the bill was going down in flames," said one Tory in the Prime Minister's Office.

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The bill would force all First Nations bands to make public the salaries of chiefs and councillors, many of whom don't tell their band members how much they earn.

It was introduced after the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation claimed that scores of chiefs and council members earn more than the Prime Minister. One reserve in Nova Scotia called Glooscap was revealed to be home to three of the highest-paid politicians in Canada, with one band councillor earning almost $1-million tax-free.

Why aren't they proud to be such heavy-duty earners?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:07 pm
 


The salary of anyone being paid out of the trough should be made public. In this particular instance the cheefs don't want this to see the light of day, lest their band members find out that it ain't necessarily 'white eyes' been fucking them over for all the years they think we have!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:53 pm
 


Bingo. R=UP

The rank and file natives seem to be getting poorer but the money from Ottawa just keeps getting to be more and more.

I wonder where this money is going??????????

Since it's my tax dollars at work, I'd like to see how much they make and if they don't like it they can stop being a Band Chief or Council member. I'm pretty sure there are other natives who'd do the job for alot less than these parasites.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:54 pm
 


So should the rest of the Council and the Band Manager's pay


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:08 pm
 


All politician's pay should be a matter of public record. If they're earning what they're paying themselves they have nothing to be embarrassed about.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:18 pm
 


Freakinoldguy Freakinoldguy:
Bingo. R=UP

The rank and file natives seem to be getting poorer but the money from Ottawa just keeps getting to be more and more.

I wonder where this money is going??????????

Since it's my tax dollars at work, I'd like to see how much they make and if they don't like it they can stop being a Band Chief or Council member. I'm pretty sure there are other natives who'd do the job for alot less than these parasites.

One wonders if the situation described in this article (link, excerpts below) , especially the Federal reluctance to commit massive funds, may result from fear of diversion and corruption by the Band chief:

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FIRST NATIONS-Still waiting in Attawapiskat (Page 1 of 5)
A Cree community on James Bay has been fighting for a new elementary school for more than a decade. Will Indian and Northern Affairs Canada fail the next generation?

If Shannen Koostachin were alive, she would tell you this story herself. She would describe every corner of Attawapiskat with precision, answer every question with patience and watch your eyes carefully as you listened.

She feared nothing, that girl. Not strangers, not defeat. Travelling far from her home, she appealed to Canadian teenagers for help in the fight for a decent elementary school for the kids of the Attawapiskat First Nation on the western coast of James Bay. Two years ago, at the age of 13, Shannen stood beside a pair of grade-eight friends at a news conference on Parliament Hill. In clear voices, they made their case to the country. Then they marched off to confront the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).

“When we met up with him, Chuck Strahl told me he didn’t have the money to build a school,” Shannen later told a gym full of high school students. “I looked at the rich room he sat in with all his staff. I told him I wished I had a classroom that was as nice as the office he sat in every day. He told me he couldn’t stay for more of the meeting because he had other things to do. We were very upset. The elders who were with us had tears in their eyes. But when he was about to leave, I looked him straight in the eye and said, ‘Oh, we’re not going to quit. We’re not going to give up.’”

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The long search for Ian Kamalatisit was hard enough on the teenagers of Attawapiskat, but their spring ordeal deepened. On April 23, Dakota Nakogee, age 16, died of kidney failure three months after giving birth to her baby Elizabeth. A year earlier, on April 24, 2009, Brendon Kioke, age 15, a popular hockey player who wore the number 22 jersey on the Akimiski Islanders, had died as a result of gunshot wounds. This tragic coincidence seemed to set off a terrible spiral of despair among some young people, who saw a pattern in their grief.


“Youth suicide is a big issue here,” said Theresa Hall, then chief of the Attawapiskat First Nation. “Just in April, we had seven attempts. I think the fact that we are losing other young people — the gun accident and the drowning accident — is encouraging this problem right now.” She also talked about the lethal curse of crystal meth and other hard drugs in a town where police searches at the airport are too costly to be routine, allowing poison to drift into town like smoke.

Death strikes the young in Attawapiskat for too many reasons and for no reason.

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There is no library, no cafeteria, no art room, no music room. There are no heated corridors between the scattered classrooms. Every day, children and teachers walk inside and outside — inside and outside, inside and outside — through blizzards, ice fog, sleet and thunderstorms. Maintenance workers move a rough wooden ramp to a different portable every year to allow access to a disabled student as he moves through the grades.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:00 am
 


Yogi Yogi:
The salary of anyone being paid out of the trough should be made public. In this particular instance the cheefs don't want this to see the light of day, lest their band members find out that it ain't necessarily 'white eyes' been fucking them over for all the years they think we have!



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But will it include the kickbacks the chiefs make on the side ? :lol:


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