Members of the BC First Nation whose chief took home an $800,000 bonus has asked an MP to investigate.
Chief Ron Giesbrecht of the Kwikwetlem First Nation earned nearly a million dollars last year fiscal year, after he withdrew a land claim near Burke Mountain in exchange for an $8-million payout by the provincial government,
James Moore, the Industry Minister and MP for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, says band members want access to the financial deal that lost them land.
“I’m going to work with them to see if there’s some way we can facilitate them having access to more transparency and more information through the province so they can have the information that they need so the band can organize their own affairs more effectively.”
The First Nations Financial Transparency Act now requires first nation chiefs to post their salaries on a federal government website.