posted on Nov, 29 2014 @ 07:54 AM
So i live on a reserve, we have a casino. (just following the stereotype thats all lmao)
We do have somewhat transparent financial information from the chief and council, and its alarming at how much money my leaders make compared to the
Last year one of the councilors made 100k+ in one year, and they are on 2-3 year terms. ( cant remember exactly) And even one of the councilors has
said its pretty much a part time job. Huh? Part time work making nearly 100k a year?
My band was going to propose a 30% (?) pay cut, not sure how that ended up yet. But they could take a 50% pay cut and still be paid generously.
Mind you they dont just take all the money and run. We do get a decent sliver of the pie which of course helps financially
So yeah, while they have been getting $500 clothing allowances a month, free gas basically, and a large check every month...the people on the bottom
of the barrel are barely scraping by. Not out of laziness or greed or what have you. But just because of the way our money is being handled by the
'leaders'. But yeah, we voted in a new chief this year (and hey i actually knew this one all my life, instead of a chief that lives off reserve, what
a joke that was). So hopefully he can change things for the better.
But yeah, im on the fence. Transparency will have its pros and cons for both the citizens and the goverment.
P.S. Not complaining, just figured id share my opinion on this topic.
edit on 29-11-2014 by Anishnaabe because: (no reason
edit on 29-11-2014 by Anishnaabe because: (no reason given)