18 August 2006

Would you like jobs with that?

Apparently not.

Tofino, B.C. — A Vancouver Island native community has been forced to close its band office and lay off most of its staff because of a $60,000 dinner it hosted last month. “
We've had to shut down our office and lay off the staff to try to deal with the problems we are having financially,” Mr. Martin said Thursday.
Pull out the chequebook, I think this calls for more Aboriginal Healing. 

Of course that would be on top of the $138,765.00 they got in March 2006 from Health Canada. 

 Might as well check out the whole Health Canada grant system while you're at it. Well... they actually only bother to list anything over $25,000.00

Anything less is apparently chump change.