“Earning 900-thousand dollars for a tiny little nation of 85 is the height of stupidity. Every First Nation is laughing at us right now that Ron got away with this.”
Angry residents of the Kwiketlem First Nation sounded off today to Global News, after it was revealed Chief Ron Giesbrecht made $914, 000 dollars in salary last year.
“You do not deserve $800-thousand dollars. You’re wrong, and you’re disrespectful to your elders, disrespectful to your nation, and it’s just a disgrace you did this to your people. And you should be ashamed of yourself.”
“No person in British Columbia. The CEO of BC Hydro, BC Ferries. They got in trouble for making $90,000 or over $100,000. And this guy here, thinks he’s god.”
$800,000 of Giesbrecht’s earnings came as a result of an economic development bonus, for generating $8-million worth of economic activity.
Giesbrecht plans to meet the media again with more information next Wednesday.