Wahpeton, Indian Affairs at Odds Over Funding

Friday, May 14, 2004 at 14:30



The Wahpeton Dakota First Nation was the scene of a protest earlier this week.


The demonstration took place during a meeting between band officials and the department of Indian Affairs about the subject of transfer payments.


The band is reportedly unhappy with the government’s proposal for a new one-year agreement, calling instead for a multi-year deal so it can better prepare its financial future.


The last contract between the two sides expired in March.