Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

21 Northern First Nations face funding freeze


Many First Nations groups across the North are at risk of losing federal funding after failing to publish their financial information to the public by a Sept. 1 deadline.

Seventeen groups from the Northwest Territories and four from the Yukon are among the 197 First Nations bands across the country that have not released their financial information as of the deadline.

The First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA) requires 581 bands across Canada to release the financial information. For those that failed to file their finances in time, some government funding will cease.


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