Accountability for finances absent

To the Editor,

Re: Idle No More protest set for Maffeo Sutton, Jan. 8.

Do First Nations have any idea of what happens to the millions of dollars given to them each year?

They seemingly are unaccountable for the ways in which the money is often squandered and certainly not equally distributed.

It would be laughable if it wasn’t so tragic that First Nations leaders have never been able to put forth concrete proposals, make the chiefs accountable and taken the next step toward building a true First Nation.

Instead, they rally the masses, hoping for sympathy from the true Canadian, because they have said that they are independent from Canada, and are arguing for the same things that they have argued for during the past 50 years.

Frankly, I and many people that I have spoken to are fed up.

J. Sharpe


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