Just something to consider... the next time the chimp-o-sphere starts screaming about aboriginal poverty...
Harry Sharphead is luckier.Oh, yeah... did I mention this comes out of your... the Canadian taxpayer, that is... seemingly bottomless pockets?
First Nation governments needn't post financial disclosures on any irksome web-sites, and band council meetings close their doors as often as they open them -- which might explain another reason the Premier might have to be jealous of the chief.
For managing a band of scarcely 2,000 people, Mr. Sharphead makes, after taxes, 30% more than the head of Canada's fourth-largest province.
Lest you imagine this is some sort of anomaly...
"The Chief of the 360 member band and three of his buddies were paid salaries of more than $400,000.00 each."Hmmm... doesn't the federal government pound 12 billion taxpayer dollars... yearly... into all things aboriginal?
I've gotta tell ya... if I lived in one of these black holes of aboriginal misery... I think I'd be asking why there's no money left over to ensure there's stuff like potable water for the rest of the community.
"All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"Yeah... let's just blame the wily white man.