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Federal government to stop funding payments to Saskatchewan Metis group

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The Metis Nation of Saskatchewan has spent years tied up with internal squabbles.

That chaos could force the organizations to close.

The federal government intends to cut all funding to the group.

A letter dated Wednesday from Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said the group failed to hold an assembly by the end of September “due to ongoing internal governance issues.”

He said the group was required to do so under its funding agreement.

All payments are to be halted Nov. 1.

“It is my hope that Metis Nation-Saskatchewan finds a way to effectively and efficiently give the Metis people of Saskatchewan the governance that they deserve – one which is transparent, accountable and democratic,” Valcourt wrote in the letter addressed to the Metis group’s president, Robert Doucette.

“I also firmly believe that taxpayer dollars are to be used wisely and for the benefit of all Canadians.”

APTN’s Larissa Burnouf has more on the story.

– with files from The Canadian Press

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2 Responses to “Federal government to stop funding payments to Saskatchewan Metis group”

  1. shannonwells_12345@hotmail.com'
    Shannon Wells October 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    Metis are taxpayers…. this is such bull shyte! Aboriginal Affairs Minister… I beleive you are in the wrong profession if that is your personal belief. …. should all people of first nation descent be rounded up into concentration camps (settlements, reserves) and be subject to genocide and cultural assimilation: is that the benefit for all Canadians you are seeking. Put your swatstika on and start that campaign shouting what you firmly beleive.

  2. michellewetteland@yahoo.ca'
    Michelle October 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    wish they would investigate MNBC, there is an organization that needs transparency