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Wahta Mohawk activists use online data to weigh band finances

Wahta Mohawk activists use online data to weigh band finances – Karihwakeron Tim Thompson, a community activist in Wahta Mohawk Territory, welcomes increased accountability due to First Nations Financial Transparency Act. Wahta Mohawks Chief Philip Franks explained that it has been at least a dozen years since chief and council last saw an increase in their daily rates and that since their elected positions are usually only part-time jobs, the figures he expects to release at a general meeting in March will not be as high as his critics fear.

“I’m pretty sure that people will see that it’s not a huge amount of money,” Franks said.

OTTAWA— One aboriginal community member who would welcome the increased accountability promised by the First Nations Financial Transparency Act says the federal government went about it the wrong way. Karihwakeron Tim Thompson is a community activist in Wahta Mohawk Territory, near Bala, Ont., and one of a group of people involved in a months-long protest last…


 



 

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