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Where did the nearly $4 million go?

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Why do other native bands have so much problem getting money, ie the Atawapiskat band in Ontario that declared their area to be in a state of emergency due to the presence of DeBeers Diamonds and couldn’t get any federal funding, while on May 27 in 2010:

The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced $2,783,000 in funding to the Osoyoos Indian Band for the development of the Senkulmen Enterprise Park. The Osoyoos Indian Band is investing $1,000,000 in the project. Other contributing partners include the Department of Western Economic Diversification and the Bank of Montreal.

Federal funds are being made available through Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s Community Economic Opportunity Program (CEOP). The CEOP provides support to assist First Nation and Inuit communities in developing economic opportunities. Source Journal of Commerce

Where is the money?

Where did the nearly $4 million dollars in taxpayer dollars go?  It was announced nearly 3 years ago and the only thing on the Senkulmen site is a small building and a monument at the gate stating that the park is a place to ‘work and create’. ‘Work and create’ what?

work and create

Written by summerlandbc

December 13, 2012 at 8:49 am

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