Third-party management can be cause for concern on reserves – Montreal Gazette

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Third-party management can be cause for concern on reserves

By Mary Agnes Welch and Mia Rabson, Winnipeg Free Press December 10, 2011

WINNIPEG — Roseau River is arguably the most tumultuous, dysfunctional First Nation in Manitoba, plagued by petty financial scandals, internal division and messy, confusing elections.

Lake St. Martin First Nation has 700 flood evacuees living in limbo, and its chief has been accused of stalling a relocation plan because the province wouldn’t hire his company to build the temporary houses.

In remote Wasagamack First Nation, most homes don’t have indoor toilets or running water, and the band needs about 450 more houses to alleviate chronic overcrowding.

Read more: http://www.globalwinnipeg.com/Third+party+management+cause+concern+reserves/5841878/story.html#ixzz1j4h5ZJOQ

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