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Sounds like the reputations of Saskatchewan's Aboriginal lobby groups...
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of Saskatchewan's Aboriginal lobby groups are taking it on their respective chins. First the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations heaped insult upon injury with the one-two punch of buying off their embattled reformer grand chief Guy Lonechild to get rid of him, while attempting to push out the reformer board chair of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority Kirk Goodtrack. Goodtrack fought back after the board, made up of FSIN cronies, “removed” him from his post for trying to curtail board member spending. The way Saskatchewan’s First Nation organization is conducting its business is now raising eyebrows, with funding from government sources being re-evaluated. Now the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan is having to face response from a federal government report that rates it as “high risk.” And that could mean funding problems for the Metis organization. The report says the MNS is not following its own internal processes or “generally accepted accounting principles” and there are discrepancies between its financial reports and audited financial statements. The report is also suggesting that there are too many Métis at the political trough, saying 12 regions are about double what is needed. To the credit of the MNS, the organization was the one that released the report. CBC quotes MNS President Robert Doucette as saying “Nobody can say that this Métis government ever hid anything. And for me, that’s important,” he said. “At the end of the day, we all live in this community, and we have to ensure that everybody feels comfortable about our role.”
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