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Stoney Nakoda Nation finances ‘inconsistent’, says suing band member – Lakeland Today

The release of some of Stoney Nakoda Nation’s (SNN) consolidated financial statements in a lawsuit aimed at promoting community transparency is sparking more inquiry

Îyârhe Nakoda – The release of some of Stoney Nakoda Nation’s (SNN) consolidated financial statements in a lawsuit aimed at promoting community transparency is sparking more inquiry.

Kenny Hunter, one of three band members who filed the claim, said they are still seeking audited financial statements from 2022 – including wages and benefits of staff – plus another independent audit.

“Our hope is that if chiefs and council have nothing to hide, they will allow this independent forensic audit to be done,” said Hunter. “Our hope is that we are granted this independent audit so that we can see what’s really happening with all our finances.”

The lawsuit calls upon SNN to release all its financial documents from 2018-22 required under the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, including audited staff salaries and expenses of chiefs and council and high-level executives employed by the Nation during that time.

Read More: https://www.lakelandtoday.ca/beyond-local/stoney-nakoda-nation-finances-inconsistent-says-suing-band-member-7284144

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