In one fiscal year, a First Nation in Alberta generated five times more in own-source revenue than it received in federal transfers.
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Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, says her government won’t enforce the First Nations Transparency Act.
Canada's federal government alone spends more than $10 billion annually on aboriginal issues.
A small First Nations community called Whitecap Dakota, located just outside of Saskatoon, has a lot to celebrate on National Aboriginal Day.
In a letter to Richard Price in 1789, Thomas Jefferson wrote "whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights." In other words, an informed electorate possesses the knowledge to hold their government accountable.