Musings —07.19.2012 07:57 AM—
From the Yukon News:
With concerns that it will be broke by the fall, the self-governing Tlingit group looked to its citizenry for help.
Luckily, Warren Kinsella’s daughter is a First Nation member.
“She has a copy of the self-governance treaty hanging on her bedroom wall,” the pundit and former Chretien spindoctor said in an email to the News on Tuesday.
Kinsella has a history of battling Conservatives. And along with being a staunch Liberal, he also co-founded the Daisy Consulting Group, which “has a lot of involvement with aboriginal files, right across the country,” said Kinsella.
“Since my daughter is a citizen of CTFN we felt we needed to help… to shine a light on what the Harper government is doing to this proud First Nation. We intend to help them tell their story to the whole country, and force the Conservative government back to the table. We’ll do whatever it takes.”
Talks between the First Nation and Ottawa came to a stalemate with Ottawa in May 2011. The First Nation’s last financial transfer ran out that March.
Carcross/Tagish turned down an offer on the table for more money.
There was no negotiation, said Danny Cresswell, the newly elected chief of the Tlingit group.