BILL C-27

Bill C-27 the First Nations Transparency Act came into force last month.

But the Onion Lake First Nation in Alberta, along with several other tribal governments are saying “No” to Canada.

Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus says he is supporting the Albera First Nation, because C-27 will negatively impact the 19 First Nations of Denendeh.

Erasmus says, “This legislation, give non-dene companies an unfair advantage, it means our Dene companies are having to show their books, and private companies don’t have to do the same thing.”

According to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada the Conservative’s legislation forces 581 First Nations who fall under the Indian Act, open their financial books and Expenses of chief and council available to their community and public on-line.

Community members in Dettah also fear posting Elder and Councillor Salaries on the internet will also lead to Elder Abuse.