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Attawapiskat First Nation must repay $1.8 million, government says –

November 28, 2014

OTTAWA – The federal government is demanding the Attawapiskat First Nation pay back $1.8 million after an audit determined the band could not account for the money that was supposed to be spent on housing.

The audit was completed in April of this year, and was recently posted on a government website

It was a follow-up to a comprehensive audit that was ordered after Attawapiskat declared a state of emergency in November 2011, saying there was a housing crisis on the reserve.

At the time, Prime Minister Stephen Harper questioned why there was a crisis when government money has been flowing to the reserve.

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