INAC proposals questioned – Leader-Post

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INAC proposals questioned

The Leader-Post
March 5, 2009

Perry Bellegarde wasn’t happy reading about the federal government’s plans to make sweeping changes to rules governing Canada’s reserves.

A national newspaper story Monday quoted internal Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) documents that reveal the federal government is looking at policy changes aimed at making First Nations band leadership more accountable for the funds they receive from Ottawa. This would involve changes to how band councils are elected and rules making band spending transparent and accountable to band members.

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