Native Financial Officers Appoint New Chair

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 12:52



The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada has appointed a band member from the Moosomin First Nation near North Battleford to act as chairperson for its board of directors.


Marilyn Osecap, who has been with the group since it was formed back in 1999, was given the news last month during the group’s annual general meeting in Calgary.


Osecap says the AOFA is designed to help other aboriginal institutions and communities improve their financial management skills and accountability.


She says these traits will be sorely needed in the years to come as First Nations self-government becomes a reality.


The AOFA is made up of hundreds of other financial officers who have earned the designation of certified aboriginal financial managers.


Osecap says the implementation of a national reference plan for First Nations’ companies is one of her first orders of business.