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Chief denies suggestion KFN hasn’t applied for disaster funding – Cabin Radio

July 20, 2023

Kátł’odeeche First Nation leaders say they have been left confused by suggestions they have yet to apply for disaster assistance funding after a wildfire hit.

A report published by CKLB last week quoted information provided by Indigenous Services Canada that implied the community’s administrators had yet to apply for federal disaster relief funding.

On Friday, Chief April Martel told Cabin Radio the First Nation has already requested and received $100,000 from the federal government to cover costs associated with May’s wildfire.

Martel said much of that money had been spent restoring essential services, offering reimbursements, replacing appliances and furniture, and paying bills.

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