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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs slashed by $2M funding cut – CBC

Dec 10, 2013

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, already operating with half its normal staff, says it has less than four months to figure out how to keep the organization afloat.

In April, the full extent of Ottawa’s cut to AMC’s core funding will be felt, with budgets chopped by 80 per cent from $2.5 million to $500,000 per year.

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak says that amount of money will basically just keep the lights on.

Nepinak said when he was first elected in 2011, he was given a warning from the federal Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Department.

“They said, ’You are going to toe the line with our policy objectives or things are going to get quiet in Manitoba,’” Nepinak said.

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