Transparency strengthened at Thunderchild First Nation – Canada Free Press

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2018120 Views

Thunderchild’s leaders are getting more money than most First Nations leaders and that’s something bandmembers need to talk about in the next election

SASKATOON, SK: Activists from Thunderchild First Nation achieved a significant step to restore accountability and transparency after band leaders agreed to release the community’s basic financial documents. Bandmember Harrison Thunderchild partnered with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) to launch a court application seeking release of the documents—that application is now being withdrawn.

“My father’s Cree name was Sapwasohpihness, which means: ‘truthful spirit so clean it hides nothing and you can see right through it,’ and now Thunderchild First Nation on the road to restoring the heritage he passed down to us,” said Harrison Thunderchild, whose father served as chief and whose grandfather, Chief Thunderchild, brought the band into Treaty Six. “Grassroots bandmembers deserve leaders who are open and honest and that means publishing documents that show what’s happening with the community’s money.”

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