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Chiefs organization hosting AFN election kept $1.9 million in training dollars destined for member First Nations, according to auditors

MKO grand chief David Harper.  Graphic by APTN.

MKO grand chief David Harper. Graphic by APTN.

Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, Dec 9, 2014
Auditors appointed by the department of Aboriginal Affairs have found that Manitoba Keewatinow Okimakanak (MKO) kept at least $1.9 million worth of federal training dollars that was supposed to flow to member First Nations, APTN National News has learned.

MKO represents 30 First Nation communities in northern Manitoba and is hosting the Assembly of First Nations election for national chief in Winnipeg. Some of MKO’s member First Nations are among the poorest in the country. Read the rest of this entry