"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Friday, July 04, 2008

My buck goes bang bang bang bang

What’s this, now?

July 3rd – that’s yesterday, if you’re keeping track of such things:
Aboriginal groups across the province are receiving funding from the Provincial Government to support initiatives that will safeguard Aboriginal traditions and cultures for generations to come.

Miawpukek Band Government, Conne River - $15,000 to deliver Aboriginal programs at the Arts and Exploration Centre throughout the summer. These programs will educate and inform residents, visitors and students of the area about the rich heritage and culture of the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland, including their traditions, customs, religion, land usage, arts and crafts. The program is also providing $1,000 to support the Traditional Powwow at Conne River, July 3-6, 2008.
And July 4th – which is today:
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to provide support to the Miawpukek First Nation’s Powwow with funding of $3,500. Through the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Program, the province has invested $15,000 in the Miawpukek Band Government to deliver Aboriginal Programs at the Arts and Exploration Centre throughout the summer. These programs will inform, educate and enrich visitors and students about the rich heritage of the Mi’Kmaq of Newfoundland.
Informing, educating, and enriching.

For sure.

Informing the people. Early. And letting them know. After.

Not about getting a second bang for the buck.

Not double- and triple-announcing money.

Because, y’know, that’s just, that’s misleading.

And, speaking of informing, educating, and enriching... Someone might want to inform and educate the public as to where the $2500 enrichment came from overnight.



At 1:29 PM, July 06, 2008 , Blogger babe in boyland said...

could it be some unscrupulous cabinet minister from the area strong-armed a fellow cabinet minister to get extra funding outside the normal transparent processes???!!!???

say it isn't SO, labradore!


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