Up to 19 Dene communities across the NWT could be facing hard times thanks to the Conservatives First Nations Transparency Act.

Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus told CKLB last week that C-27 which came into force this summer, gives Private Industry an unfair advantage over Dene companies.

Under this legislation, First Nations must post their financial books on-line. Those figures include salaries and honoraria for Chief and Councillors, and First Nation’s Development Corporations.