Although the CBC did run a very mild headline on what is a huge story about Attawapiskat residents being happy to having an external audit and 3rd party manager look into the band’s finances, maybe this will be the start of some serious investigating into where all those millions went.
Greg Shisheesh, former deputy chief:
“I think it would be a good thing. We need to clean up our financial crisis here in Attawapiskat because it’s been like this too long now. I was happy to hear the federal government was stepping in to clean the mess up.”
Martha Sutherland, tribe elder:
[At a public meeting] “She [Chief Spence] said we don’t want third-party management. [But] who is included there? Is that from the chief and council only? Because a lot of people were asking that they need to clean the office. They need that third-party management here.” (see here)
Not quite the same narrative that the Liberals, NDP and most of the media have been telling though is it?