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Shibogama First Nations Council executive director Margaret Kenequanash is questioning Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada’s plans to cut tribal council funding for band advisory services.
“They’re saying they want to improve efficiency and delivery at the community level,” Kenequanash said. “Are they going to be increasing those funds for the communities? There are a number of questions that still have to be answered.”
AANDC Minister John Duncan announced in a Sept. 4 statement that the ministry will be shifting the focus of funding for tribal councils and band advisory services away from the requirement to deliver specific advisory services, in order to ensure that resources are directed toward the more efficient and effective delivery of essential programs and services.
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