The federal government now says it will work with Yukon’s Carcross Tagish First Nation to resolve the band’s ongoing funding issue.
This is a change of tune from last month, when the First Nation’s chief said Ottawa was threatening to cut its funding because the band refused to sign its financial transfer agreement.
Ottawa had said it would not cut off funding if the First Nation signed an interim agreement. The Carcross Tagish First Nation refused.
The First Nation’s chief, Danny Cresswell, said the agreement was outdated and caused the band to be underfunded. He demanded new negotiations.
In a release Tuesday, the