Aboriginal Affairs spending shortfall ‘unforgivable,’ say Stó:lō, Gitsegukla First Nations – CBC

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Jun 05, 2015

‘I’m lost for words,’ says Gitsegukla First Nation Councilor Willie Blackwater

Local First Nations leaders are appalled by the news that the federal Department of Aboriginal Affairs did not spend $1 billion of its budget.

Documents obtained by the CBC show the Department of Aboriginal Affairs spent $200 million below its budget each year in the last five years.

The news comes just days after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its findings.

Willie Blackwater, a band councilor with the Gitsegukla First Nation, says he was devastated to hear the news.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/aboriginal-affairs-spending-shortfall-unforgivable-say-st%C3%B3-l%C5%8D-gitsegukla-first-nations-1.3102141

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