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

6-figure Gwich'in Tribal Council salaries cause stir on social media


The Gwich'in Tribal Council released the salaries and benefits for its senior staff this week, and the numbers caused a stir on social media.

The First Nations Financial Transparency Act does not apply to the Gwich'in Tribal Council, a land claim organization that represents the interests of approximately 2,700 Gwich'in in the Mackenzie Delta, according to its website. It is under no obligation to disclose or discuss its finances, but says it's doing so to be open and transparent.

It posted its 2015 annual disclosure on Facebook Tuesday morning, but deleted it Wednesday. However, many people shared the post on Twitter.


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