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.