Photo: Bernice Penashue
Sheshatshiu community members gather on July 13, 2012 at the Innu Development Limited Partnership offices in Sheshatsiu, NL, calling for transparency and greater accountability at the IDLP.
Jeremy Andrew is 27 years old and tired. Tired of being disappointed by Innu leaders in Sheshatshiu, NL., tired of asking questions that never seem to have answers, tired of waiting for things to change in a place where nothing ever seems to.
“It pisses me off,” says Mr. Andrew, an Innu Nation board member and facilities manager at the local high school.
“It” is the latest in an ongoing series of scandals buffeting the tiny Innu village in Labrador, not far from Goose Bay. A document listing the salaries of several employees of the Innu Development Limited Partnership — a private enterprise owned by the Innu people whose mission is to broker deals with non-aboriginal companies looking to do business on Innu lands — was leaked to the community by an unnamed insider...Continue reading...