Friday, July 3, 2009

No community consultation for a 10% counter-offer.

Who are the chiefs negotiating on behalf of???

Half of our memberships for our 4 bands are off-reserve, when were we or better yet, when are we going to be consulted in regards to "asking" for 10% of our traditional territory back?

When will the collective Secwepemc Nation agree to the carving up and selling off of Secwepemculecw?

Once again I ask, where is the publicly outraged southern Secwepemc's opposition to the fraudulent 5% bc 'treaty' Process?

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Williams Lake Tribune - July 02, 2009


The Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) have made a counteroffer to the provincial and federal governments as part of the ongoing treaty process.
At a public information session late last week in Williams Lake, chief provincial negotiator Roger Graham said the counteroffer had come the morning before.
The counteroffer is for roughly 10 times the amount of land in the government’s offer, and from three-and-a-half to four times the amount of cash. Graham did not offer specific numbers.
NStQ principal negotiator Jim Doswell said the land counteroffer was about eight per cent of the NStQ traditional territory, which stretches from the north end of Quesnel Lake almost to Clinton, and from just east of Alexis Creek to Wells Gray Park.
Doswell said the governments’ original offer was for less than one per cent of the NStQ traditional territory, and noted that half of the $42 million in cash offered by the government would go back to federal government in debt.
Under the treaty process, the First Nation borrows 80 per cent of the funds needed to negotiate the treaty.
In a confidential offer made in February, the governments offered approximately 50,081 hectares of provincial Crown land, the transfer of title of approximately 11,668 hectares of existing NStQ reserve lands to a NStQ government, a capital transfer of $30 million to the NStQ government paid out over a number of years, and a $12-million land fund to allow the NStQ to purchase private land on a willing buyer/willing seller basis.
“Clearly we have some very wide differences, but we will take the time to do the work to move forward,” Graham said, adding he hoped to hold more public meetings in the future.
“We have made fairly significant process,” Graham told the 40 people in attendance at the information session.
“We hope to bring this to the agreement-in-principle in the near to medium future.”
He said the treaty process with the NStQ — made up of the Canim Lake Band, Williams Lake Band, Camnoe Cree/Dog Creek Band, and the Soda Creek Band — began in 1994.
See FIRST, page A2
\The process is at the fourth of five stages, where the three parties work to sign an agreement-in-principle on the general terms of land and cash to be offered. After that, the parties start final treaty negotiations, a process that could take another two years to complete.
The lands ultimately accepted in the treaty become Treaty Settlement Lands (TSL), owned and governed by the First Nation. The Canadian constitution, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Criminal Code, and other general federal and provincial laws would would still apply on TSL. The First Nation would have a democratic government with a constitution, and would have law-making authority over its members and resources on TSL, and would make decisions in such areas as health, education, and child welfare. It would be able to levy taxes and fees and to negotiate with other governments.
Graham said Canada and B.C have agreed to explore revenue-sharing with the NStQ.
Before a treaty can come into effect, a “significant” percentage of NStQ’s members must agree to it, and it must be approved in legislation by the provincial and federal governments.
“Our intention is to negotiate until we have a treaty,” Doswell said. “There has to be a resolution to this — we’re here today because there is no certainty over the land we stand on today.”
In response to concerns over grazing tenures and the ability for the public to use TSL for recreation, he said there should not be problems.
“It is not the intention of the First Nation to disrupt those tenures,” he said. “We don’t see any need to upset the current structure as long as there is a clear understanding that they are transferred at the value based on their use.”
He said there would be permitting structures put in place for recreational use.
Federal negotiator Ray Peterson said recreational activities will continue where the land is not otherwise private, similar to provisions in the Tsawwassen and Maa-nulth treaties.
Graham said he did not have a dollar figure on how much the process has cost so far — the NStQ were among the first to signal their intent to sign a treaty under the process — but said it has been “significant.”

Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 07, 2009 Band Meeting Minutes (unaudited)

Band Meeting - April 07, 2009

Topic - WLIB Opposition's March 21, 2009 DVD

Council up to old, old ( So 1990's ) tricks - 7 hours notice for a band meeting ( What is the definition for Duly Convened ??? ) I remember August 10, 1995 was the same thing...

How can off-reserve members participate in a meeting with 7 hours notice ???

Councillor / Multi – Millionaire Richard Sellars again suspiciously / conveniently "SICK"

No answers to Sugar Cane Petroleum's $500,000 a year leakage here...
Various comments: "CHARGE THEM!!!!!" is always a regime favourite.
Charge WLIB Opposition for what?? Giving the WLIB membership back their own papers???

"They ( Arnie Jack / WLIB Opposition ) stole those papers"
The band documents contained on the DVD disk were courtesy of Councillor Joan Sellars' Archives. Arnie Jack was her oldest living descendent. Arnie inherited those documents, nobody else wanted them, they sat in Joan Sellars’ house for 6 months after her passing. On February 21,2009 Chief Anne Louie was personally informed that this collection was being compiled. She said nothing. Upon inheritance, Arnie's view has always been that these documents belong to the people.

Two cops were there, most likely for intimidation.

Secondly for threat assessment, the members can't destabilize a chief and council who are so pro – treaty!!!

RCMP send leg soldiers out to band meetings so these leg soldiers can't answer questions about the Federal Financial Act / bc Corporations Act and how it applies to continued WLIB Chief and Council Band Revenue unilateral spending in the continued absence of DULY - CONVENED WLIB Financial By - Laws.

Stay tuned for an updated version of the March 21, 2009 – 3.74 gb DVD

Repost Sugar Cane Petroleum Questions

SCPP

68) Has any of current council read Jason Gordon’s correspondence dated November 14, 2003 or January 14, 2004 ( March 21, 2009 DVD – ‘SCPP’ Folder ) ?

69) Are all council members welcome in monthly SCPP board of directors meetings ?

70) If no councillors are permitted to attend monthly SCPP board of directors meetings then who reports to CnC on a band owned corporation’s behalf ?

71) Does the Gas Station have fire insurance ?

72) What is the command structure in SCPP ?

73) Do the employees answer to the manager ?

74) Does the manager answer to the board of directors ?

75) Do the board of directors answer to the shareholder(s) of the company ?

76) Does the shareholder answer to the Chief and Council ?

77) On behalf of SCPP, does the Chief and Council answer to Band Membership ?

78) Must all newly designated shareholders sign a Declaration of Trust before becoming a shareholder for SCPP ?

79) How has previous Chief and Council answered to band membership ?

80) Concerning SCPP, how does present Chief and Council propose to answer to band membership ?

81) Who are the current share holders for SCPP ?

82) Who have been the shareholders for the last 10 years ?

83) On whose behalf are these shares held ?

84) Can each Declaration of Trust pertaining to SCPP since it’s inception, be made available for band members acquisition?

85) As a band member / shareholder will council try to prevent us from attending meetings, making motions and have access to financials ?

86) If not, can membership receive documentation confirming bottom line profits / profits due to WLIB before Chief and Council unilaterally spend these band revenues from SCPP bank accounts ?

87) Since we are already paying for a manager, can we terminate the contract with ‘the Sellars’ (dba CA Holdings) and redirect this +/- $500,000 band revenue into housing ?

88) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2008 ?

89) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2007 ?

90) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2006 ?

91) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2005 ?

92) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2004 ?

93) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2003 ?

94) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2002 ?

95) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2001 ?

96) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2000 ?

97) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1999 ?

98) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1998 ?

99) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1997 ?

100) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1996 ?

101) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1995 ?

102) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1994 ?

103) What was the exact date when were ‘the Sellars’ given a percentage of gas sales ?

104) Which shareholder authorized ‘the Sellars’ to be given a percentage of gas sales ?

105) Can band members share in the tobacco quote ?

106) What was the tobacco quota in 2004 ( 24,000 Carton/Year --- Jason Gordon 11/14/2003 ) ?

107) What was the tobacco quota in 2005 ?

108) What was the tobacco quota in 2006 ?

109) What was the tobacco quota in 2007 ?

110) What is the tobacco quota in 2009 ?

111) What is the tobacco quota in 2010 ?

112) How can provincial law have applicability on federal reserve land ( Jason Gordon 11/14/2003 )?

113) Why are only gas sales unrestricted ?

114) Is SCPP, WLIB or Richard Sellars ( CA Holdering ) remitting for second tax ?

115) When can band members get 2009 financials ?

116) Can band members receive a 10 cent a litre discount ( like a Co-Op ) from pump prices ?

117) Why does Richard fill up from his own tanks ?

118) Why doesn’t WLIB / SCPP get into bulk sales ?

119) Who retains the 60% of profit referred to in SCDC / SCPP Royalty agreement ?

120) Richard and Cheryl Sellars dba as CA Holdings or SCPP / WLIB ?

121) 945k in sixteen years of operations? Where’s the rest? ( 2006 financials – bursey )
40% of smokes = $ 138,336
40% of gas = $ 130,000
===== $ 268,336 yearly

122) ( “SCPP co-sponsors youth and families for special costs. The board approves donations” – April 2007 Strategic Plan pg 36 ) Is there a written policy for this band revenue expenditure ?




123) How in 16 years of business does this equal 945k ?

124) Why does the accountants report always state “to the members of the WLIB” when these documents have never ever reached membership ?

125) What long term debt is SCPP repaying? ( 2003/03/31 Brent Bursey - 2006 Strategic Plan Pg 8 )

March 21, 2009 DVD / 205 Questions Introduction

March 21, 2009



Attention: All members of the Williams Lake Band of Indians


The following 205 questions are for the current Chief Anne Louie and Councillors Richard Sellars Sr., William Sellars Jr., Vern Michel, Heather McKenzie and Robin Gilbert respectively.

These questions have been compiled in consultation with various band members in reference to digitally scanned PDF documents provided to the WLIB Band Membership in the form a DVD Data disc ( 3.74 Gigabytes ) dated March 21, 2009.

This ongoing process of band members to establish CAST IN STONE Accountability, Transparency, Due Diligence and Continuity within the continuously evolving Williams Lake Indian Band is nothing new.
In December 1995, Chief Willie Alphonse Jr. and Councillors Anne Louie, Chris Wycotte Sr., Sharon Bob were presented with 5 pages of itemized questions concerning their current band office policies and procedures. Public distribution of these written questions resulted in councillors Anne Louie and Chris Wycotte Sr. to deliver written responses during February 1996. Chief Alphonse and Councillor Bob continued to delay responding in writing until they were eventually out of office in August 1996.

For further reference, these questions and council response packages can be viewed in the ( PRE – 2000 ) file folder on the March 21, 2009 data disc.
It is in the true spirit of Reconciliation, Accountability, Transparency, Due Diligence, Continuity and a genuine attempt to avoid the end written result of the 1995 – 1996 response packages, that the Williams Lake Indian Band Opposition (2001) requests the current chief and council to promptly, individually and publically respond in writing, in the numbered order to which these questions are presented.

Additional copies of the March 21, 2009 DVD data disk may be obtained by sending an e-mail to wlibopposition@gmail.com

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

205 Questions for WLIB Chief n Council

March 21, 2009

Band Administration

Due Dilegence Band Revenue Expenditures of WLIB Chief and Council


Re: Financial Administration By – Law

“ What is the nature of the relationship of the ‘Treasury Board’ and Council ? For example, is the primary purpose of the ‘Treasury Board’ to act on the direction and instruction of council ? Or does it act as a check and balance to the exercise of Council discretion ? ”

Alisa Noda, WLIB Legal Council, March 31, 2003


“All Band Revenues will be managed in accountable and transparent manner”
WLIB Strategic Plan, Tkumlups April 2007 – p3



01) In the absence of any Duly Convened WLIB Financial By-Laws / Acts which have been ratified by at least 70% of total voting membership, does the Federal Financial Administration Act apply in its entirety to the WLIB’s Chief and Council’s Band Revenue Expenditures in 2008, 2009 & 2010 ?

02) Can chief and council individually define as best they can “Due Dilegence” within the context of the Federal Financial Administration Act as it relates to 2008-2009-2010 WLIB Chief and Council’s WLIB Revenue Expenditures ?

03) Can chief and council individually define “Continuity” within the context of the Federal Financial Administration Act as it relates to 2008-2009-2010 WLIB Chief and Council’s WLIB Revenue Expenditures ?

04) Can chief and council individually define “Transparency” within the context of the Federal Financial Administration Act as it relates to 2008-2009-2010 WLIB Chief and Council’s WLIB Revenue Expenditures ?

05) Can chief and council individually define “Accountability” within the context of the Federal Financial Administration Act as it relates to 2008-2009-2010 WLIB Chief and Council’s WLIB Revenue Expenditures ?

06) Can chief and council individually define “Duly Convened” within the context of the Federal Financial Administration Act as it relates to 2008-2009-2010 WLIB Chief and Council’s WLIB Revenue Expenditures?

07) To ensure continuity, transparency, accountability and due diligence concerning current and future CnC Band Revenue expenditures, shouldn’t we have a WLIB Treasury Board or WLIB Finance Oversight Committee made up of band members who hold no other band titles or band appointments and who are duly elected in an election specifically designated for Treasure Board / Finance Oversight Committee Members ( April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 21 )?

08) Does the RCMP ( December 10, 2003 – ADMIN. Folder ) enforce the Federal Financial Administration Act on the WLIB or does there need to be a By – Law in place first ?

09) Why are there only Membership Code and Election Code committees which endlessly discuss and develop DRAFT policies and procedures to present to Chief and Council for ratification ?

10) Should a Treasure Board / Finance Oversight Committee be working on WLIB Financial Administration Act policies to be discussed, drafted ( Marg Shelley, April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 21 ) and ratified by membership before it goes to CnC for rubber stamping ?

11) Would / should current or future SCPP Band Revenue Expenditures ( Marg Shelley, April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 21 ) be included in the scope, scrutiny, authority of a WLIB Treasury Board / WLIB Finance Oversight Committee ?

12) Would / should current or future BCLL Band Revenue Expenditures ( Marg Shelley, April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 21 ) be included in the scope, scrutiny, authority of a WLIB Treasury Board / WLIB Finance Oversight Committee ?

13) Would / should current or future $1,300,000.00 Graveyard Settlement Band Revenue Expenditures ( Marg Shelley, April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 21 ) be included in the scope, scrutiny or authority of a WLIB Treasury Board / WLIB Finance Oversight Committee ?

14) Would / should current or future +/- $1,500,000.00 Highway 97 Widening Band Revenue Expenditures ( Marg Shelley, April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 21 ) be included in the scope, scrutiny or authority of a WLIB Treasury Board / WLIB Finance Oversight Committee ?

15) Would / should future $30,000,000.00 February 12, 2009 ‘treaty’ Capital Fund Revenue Expenditures ( Marg Shelley, April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 21 ) be included in the scope, scrutiny or authority of a WLIB Treasury Board / WLIB Finance Oversight Committee ?

16) Would / should future $12,000,000.00 February 12, 2009 ‘treaty’ Land Fund Revenue Expenditures ( Marg Shelley, April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 21 ) be included in the scope, scrutiny, authority of a WLIB Treasury Board / WLIB Finance Oversight Committee ?

17) In which recent, documented WLIB Chief and Council meeting, not including the June 03, 2003 Chief and Council Meeting Minutes, were the preceding 16 questions addressed/debated and documented ?

18) After 15 years, in which documented WLIB Community treaty meetings were the first 16 questions addressed/debated and documented ?

19) In which documented WLIB Family Council meetings were the first 16 questions addressed/debated and documented ?


WLIB Day to day operations continuity

20) If financial combustion were to occur and the band office burnt down, how would this affect the day to day operations of the band ?

21) How long would it take to restore day – to – day band operations to full capacity if the band office burnt down ?

22) How much would it cost to replace the band office if it burnt down ?

23) Does Chris Wycotte Sr. or any other member of ‘previous council’ retain in their possession new band office drafting plans ?

24) Could we immediately pay for office reconstruction out of our own existing revenue accounts and then seek reimbursement from the insurance company ?

25) Does Faye Chelsea or any other member of the finance department ensure that the most relevant financial files are backed up daily ( 16 gb Flashdrive – 120 gb iPod ? ) in the event of a fire ?

26) Which documents pertaining to SCPP, BCL, NSDC and the WLIB Finance Department does Chief Anne Louie keep on her person ( 16 gb Flashdrive – 120 gb iPod ? ) or at home ?

27) Which documents pertaining to SCPP, BCL, NSDC and the WLIB Finance Department does Councillor Heather McKenzie keep on her person ( 16 gb Flashdrive – 120 gb iPod ? ) or at home ?

28) Which documents pertaining to SCPP, BCL, NSDC and the WLIB Finance Department does Councillor Richard Sellars keep on his person ( 16 gb Flashdrive – 120 gb iPod ? ) or at home ?

29) Which of all the band’s most important legal files does the chief and legal counsel keep in a fire proof safe ?

Band Archives


After his 4 year term in office, the president of the USA establishes a Presidents Archive in the Library of Congress which is accessible to the general voting public.


30) Can the chief and council establish a Chiefs Archive ( 2006 Strategic Plan – P12 ) which can be accessed by on and off reserve members ?

31) What does the membership need to do to direct the chief and council to establish or contribute yearly to a Chiefs Archive ?

32) Could a Chiefs Archive be developed so only band members could access the website by having to enter their band number as their access code ?

33) What is the cost to the WLIB establishing a Chief’s Archive every 2 or 4 years ?

34) Does the band own a server ( fancy name for a dual hard drive computer ) ?

35) Can a Chiefs Archive be hosted on a band – owned server ?

36) What would be the cost to host a Chiefs Archive on a band – owned server ?

37) Would existing WLIB’s March 31st Yearly Audits be included in WLIB Chiefs Archives ?

38) Would existing WLIB OFFICE POLICIES & PROCEDURES be included in a WLIB Chiefs Archives ?

39) Would the existing HOUSING POLICIES & PROCEDURES be included in a WLIB Chiefs Archives ?

40) Would existing WLIB – CMHC POLICIES & PROCEDURES / AGREEMENTS be included in a WLIB Chiefs Archives ?

41) Would the existing “DRAFT” WLIB ELECTION CODE be included in a WLIB Chiefs Archives ?

42) Would the existing “DRAFT” WLIB MEMBERSHIP CODE be included in publicly accessible WLIB Chiefs Archives ?

43) Would yearly BAND COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS be included in a WLIB Chiefs Archives ?

44) Would ‘existing’ SCPP POLICIES & PROCEDURES be included in a WLIB Chiefs Archives ?

45) Would existing BCLL POLICIES & PROCEDURES be included in a WLIB Chiefs Archives ?

46) How many band members have e-mail addresses ( April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 27 ) ?

47) Does the chief and council have updated mailing addresses ( 70% Accurate, April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 27 ) for all voting age members ?

48) What is the cost of scanning and converting +/- 200 files a year to PDF and burning them to a DVD disk ?

49) How much would it approximately cost to distribute approximately 300 DVD data disks to the total voting population of the band ?

General

50) Will Chief and Council distribute written responses to these 205 questions to on and off reserve members ( April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 27 ) including utilizing Canada Post and E-Mail in a timely fashion ?

51) In his February 05, 2008 report to council, Natural Resources Worker Cody William reported that he had no information in his Hayfield file, does Chris Wycotte Sr. retain hayfield maps in his personal or professional capacity ( April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 32 )?

52) How many Certificates of Possession are there on the band?

53) When can we see these Certificates of Possession maps ?

54) After 14 years of full time employment with the band, X – Councillor/Band Manager/TUS Manager/Treaty Manager/Researcher/Self Government Researcher Chris Wycotte Sr. has only paid $5,000 of his original $7,000 1993 Steer-a-Rama loan that he got from the band, when can the finance department expect the rest ?

55) Since many of these questions evolved in reference to the band documents of Joan Sellars’ Archives, can council establish a yearly bursary or scholarship in her honour for determined single mothers attending university ?

56) Why does the band make loans to some band members and not others ?

57) What economic development plans ( April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 37 ) are we pursuing ?

58) How many band members are holding down 2 or more jobs / titles ?

59) How many people are out of work on reserve ?

60) High Speed ( Broadband ) Internet in community homes was discussed, April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 32, when is this possible ?

Band Meetings

61) On May 31, 2002, band manager Missy Sellars issued her ‘Band Meeting Rules of Order’, why aren’t council adhering to monthly meetings ( Anne Louie, April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 32 )?

62) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the First Nations Summit live feed their meetings on the internet and to the rest of the business world, videoconferencing is nothing new. When will the WLIB live feed our band meeting on the internet so off reserve members can participate in band meetings from the comfort of their own homes ?

Financials

63) Do other Shuswap DIA band’s have Chief and Council Revenue Spending Limits ?

64) Can chief and council define ‘Contingent Liabilities’ (R.E. Rasmussen’s Item 15, March 31, 2008 WLIB Financial Statements ) ?

65) Are the items listed under ‘Contingent Liabilities’ repayable or not ?

66) Which band members have had Contingent Loans guaranteed by the WLIB ?

67) Which band members are on the list to have Contingent Loans guaranteed by the WLIB ?

SCPP

68) Has any of current council read Jason Gordon’s correspondence dated November 14, 2003 or January 14, 2004 ( March 21, 2009 DVD – ‘SCPP’ Folder ) ?

69) Are all council members welcome in monthly SCPP board of directors meetings ?

70) If no councillors are permitted to attend monthly SCPP board of directors meetings then who reports to CnC on a band owned corporation’s behalf ?

71) Does the Gas Station have fire insurance ?

72) What is the command structure in SCPP ?

73) Do the employees answer to the manager ?

74) Does the manager answer to the board of directors ?

75) Do the board of directors answer to the shareholder(s) of the company ?

76) Does the shareholder answer to the Chief and Council ?

77) On behalf of SCPP, does the Chief and Council answer to Band Membership ?

78) Must all newly designated shareholders sign a Declaration of Trust before becoming a shareholder for SCPP ?

79) How has previous Chief and Council answered to band membership ?

80) Concerning SCPP, how does present Chief and Council propose to answer to band membership ?

81) Who are the current share holders for SCPP ?

82) Who have been the shareholders for the last 10 years ?

83) On whose behalf are these shares held ?

84) Can each Declaration of Trust pertaining to SCPP since it’s inception, be made available for band members acquisition?

85) As a band member / shareholder will council try to prevent us from attending meetings, making motions and have access to financials ?

86) If not, can membership receive documentation confirming bottom line profits / profits due to WLIB before Chief and Council unilaterally spend these band revenues from SCPP bank accounts ?

87) Since we are already paying for a manager, can we terminate the contract with ‘the Sellars’ (dba CA Holdings) and redirect this +/- $500,000 band revenue into housing ?

88) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2008 ?

89) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2007 ?

90) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2006 ?

91) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2005 ?

92) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2004 ?

93) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2003 ?

94) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2002 ?

95) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2001 ?

96) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 2000 ?

97) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1999 ?

98) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1998 ?

99) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1997 ?

100) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1996 ?

101) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1995 ?

102) What were the net profits for ‘ the Sellars ’ (Richard & Cheryl Sellars dba CA Holdings) from SCPP Band Revenue in 1994 ?

103) What was the exact date when were ‘the Sellars’ given a percentage of gas sales ?

104) Which shareholder authorized ‘the Sellars’ to be given a percentage of gas sales ?

105) Can band members share in the tobacco quote ?

106) What was the tobacco quota in 2004 ( 24,000 Carton/Year --- Jason Gordon 11/14/2003 ) ?

107) What was the tobacco quota in 2005 ?

108) What was the tobacco quota in 2006 ?

109) What was the tobacco quota in 2007 ?

110) What is the tobacco quota in 2009 ?

111) What is the tobacco quota in 2010 ?

112) How can provincial law have applicability on federal reserve land ( Jason Gordon 11/14/2003 )?

113) Why are only gas sales unrestricted ?

114) Is SCPP, WLIB or Richard Sellars ( CA Holdering ) remitting for second tax ?

115) When can band members get 2009 financials ?

116) Can band members receive a 10 cent a litre discount ( like a Co-Op ) from pump prices ?

117) Why does Richard fill up from his own tanks ?

118) Why doesn’t WLIB / SCPP get into bulk sales ?

119) Who retains the 60% of profit referred to in SCDC / SCPP Royalty agreement ?

120) Richard and Cheryl Sellars dba as CA Holdings or SCPP / WLIB ?

121) 945k in sixteen years of operations? Where’s the rest? ( 2006 financials – bursey )
40% of smokes = $ 138,336
40% of gas = $ 130,000
===== $ 268,336 yearly

122) ( “SCPP co-sponsors youth and families for special costs. The board approves donations” – April 2007 Strategic Plan pg 36 ) Is there a written policy for this band revenue expenditure ?




123) How in 16 years of business does this equal 945k ?

124) Why does the accountants report always state “to the members of the WLIB” when these documents have never ever reached membership ?

125) What long term debt is SCPP repaying? ( 2003/03/31 Brent Bursey - 2006 Strategic Plan Pg 8 )

Borland Creek Logging

126) On November 11, 2006, December 14, 2006 & April 01, 2008, Council expressed a will to have the manager removed for detailed, documented reasons, why has this not been done yet ?

127) When will Council release financials including payroll and all expenditures & contract rates to the general membership ?

128) As a band member / shareholder, will council try to prevent us from attending meetings, making motions and have access to financials ?

129) What is the command structure in BCLL ?

130) Do the employees answer to the manager ?

131) Does the manager answer to the board of directors ?

132) Do the board of directors answer to the shareholder(s) of the company ?

133) Does the shareholder answer to the Chief and Council ?

134) How, on behalf of BCLL, does the Chief and Council answer to Band Membership?

135) On behalf of BCLL, how has previous Chief and Council answered to band membership ?

136) On behalf of BCLL, how does present Chief and Council propose to answer to band membership ?

137) Do all newly designated shareholders sign a declaration of trust before becoming a shareholder for BCLL ?

138) Who are the current share holders for BCLL ?

139) By each year, who have been the shareholders for the last 10 years ?

140) On whose behalf are these shares held ?

141) What is total revenue for 2008 ?
142) What was the total amount paid out for bunching in 2008 ?
143) What was the total amount paid out for processing in 2008 ?
144) What was the total amount paid out for trucking in 2008 ?

145) What is total revenue for 2007 ?
146) What was the total amount paid out for bunching in 2007 ?
147) What was the total amount paid out for processing in 2007 ?
148) What was the total amount paid out for trucking in 2007 ?

149) What is total revenue for 2006 ?
150) What was the total amount paid out for bunching in 2007 ?
151) What was the total amount paid out for processing in 2007 ?
152) What was the total amount paid out for trucking in 2007 ?

153) What is total revenue for 2005 ?
154) What was the total amount paid out for bunching in 2005 ?
155) What was the total amount paid out for processing in 2005 ?
156) What was the total amount paid out for trucking in 2005 ?

157) What is total revenue for 2004 ?
158) What was the total amount paid out for bunching in 2004 ?
159) What was the total amount paid out for processing in 2004 ?
160) What was the total amount paid out for trucking in 2004 ?

161) Is the company constitution or mission statement to contract out the phases we are ?

162) How many Borland Creek / WLIB Forest Licence cubic meters is BCLL going to harvest per year for the next five years ( April 2007 Strategic Plan – Pg 35 ) ?

163) How much volume have been harvested from these licences?

164) How many has Licencee Quota m3 has BCL secured per year for the next five years

165) Are there other companies logging for us?

166) What is RPF Glen ______ talking about with his referral to West Fraser owing us 1.5 million in back stumpage ?

167) Does BCLL pay or help certain band members and not others ?
(eg. Pay for licences, insurance, rent?)

168) Which mills are stating that all employees must have drivers licences?

169) Can members get wood to log by themselves?

170) Did Tom Alphonse use Borland Creek Logging equipment for his Free Use Permit ?

171) Why is Pat Fergusen’s skidder on by the hour ? How much per hour ?

172) Who signed off on Tom Alphons├Ęs Free Use Permit ?

173) In February 2009, why was Pat Fergusen’s skidder allowed to run until BCLL shut down ?

174) What is the net worth of BCL Logging equipment ?

175) After 15 years of operation and 25 – 30 million dollars worth of business, what is the company’s net worth ?

Legal issues / Treaty

176) Which one member of council answers questions on behalf of the WLIB’s treaty involvement ?

177) Everyone’s rhetoric since the treaty process began in 1993, was that treaties were to be concluded by the year 2000, AND, after 6 – 7 years in the AIP stage, when does chief and council expect the treaty process to be concluded ?

178) On September 29, 2003, the state of Canada offered 100,000 hectares of land to the NStQ treaty Society, when has this been discussed in WLIB community meetings and off – reserve members relayed this information ?

179) On, February 12, 2009 the state of Canada offered 61, 769 hectares of land to the NStQ treaty Society, when will this be discussed in WLIB community meetings and off – reserve members relayed this information ?

180) Based on the last 2 offers, are we going to accept a 3rd diminished offer in the next couple of years or are we going to explore other realistic reconciliation options ?

181) How would we repay a $ 4 million dollar loan if we were to leave the process in a duly convened WLIB referendum ? Lump Sum ? Payments ?

182) Since previous council held referendum with a 70% voter turnout asking a handful of band members if we wanted CnC to persue treaty negotiations, would a new referendum with 70% voter turnout get us out of the treaty process ?

183) Is WLIB Title litigation a viable alternative to a never ending treaty process ?

184) In court days, is Cheam Indian Band’s July 15, 2004’s ( March 21, 2009 DVD – ‘treaty’ Folder ) 96 day Aboriginal Title Trial Outline / Schedule Itinerary comparable to anything like what the WLIB could expect if we went to court ?

185) The Haida Nation under the leadership of Guujaaw, filed a Statement of Claim in March 2002, this Statement of Claim ( March 21, 2009 DVD – ‘treaty’ Folder ) resulted in an initial offer of a 20% land base by the Province of BC, could this document be used as a template for a WLIB Aboriginal Title Case ?

186) On September 16, 2003, the Secwepemculecw Traditional Peoples Government issued a Draft Statement of Claim ( March 21, 2009 DVD – ‘treaty’ Folder ) which mirrored the Haida Nation Statement of Claim, can this document be used by the WLIB as positive alternative to the failing NStQ treaty process ?

187) Which member of council knows Don Ryan and his unquestionable Delgamuukw Litigation involvement ? ( donryan@shaw.ca )

188) Can Don Ryan attend and present intelligent options to the reconciliation process that we are currently involved in ?

189) In 2008, did Richard Kohlen offer to sell the Onward Ranch to the WLIB for 15 million after he and his friends bought it for 3 million ?

Housing

190) Will WLIB chief and council issue Free Use Permits ( June 02, 2008 BCL Folder ), such as the one that was issued to Tom Alphonse, to all members wishing to build their own homes ?

191) Can deceased members names be taken off the housing accounts payable and what is owed be written off immediately without debate ?

192) What is council going to do about +/- $250,000 housing arrears that are probably not going to ever be recovered by the housing dept. ?

193) Is councils only option to continue to list these CMHC arrears as an asset on the band’s books ?

194) What happens to the bands net worth if the +/- $250,000 housing arrears are written off ?

195) If all the +/- $250,000 CMHC housing arrears cannot be written off as a whole, which accounts can be ?

196) Which accounts should be sent to a collection agency ?

197) Which CMHC units are designated CMHC rental units ?

198) Which CMHC units are designated to be owned by their occupants after the CMHC loan for their house is paid for ?

199) Can we take revenue money and vote to pay off all band members house loans and all CMHC debt in one motion?

200) Is there a physical development plan for the band this year ?

201) What is the estimate for the bands housing needs for 2009 ?

202) What is the estimate for the bands housing needs for the next five years ?

203) What is the estimate for the bands housing needs for the next ten years ?

204) Does chief and council project or advocate any band owned houses being placed in traditional Texelc territory this year ?

205) Does chief and council support houses being built in Secwepemculecw ( p2 – Jason Gordon – April 2003, NStQ Land Use Plan ) ?

February 12, 2009 -- 50,081 ha 'offer'

Canada & bc`s Agreement in Principle Settlement Offer

February 12, 2009

Page 5

Land Fund

Canada and bc recognize that the lands offered may not meet all the interests of NStQ regarding lands. We have heard the NStQ communities express interests in a number of private properties, including ranches and other commercial properties. The Land Fund proposed would enable the NStQ to acquire, through a willing seller/willing buyer approach, some key lands that bc and Canada cannot offer. In recognition of NStQ interests in owning such key lands, bc and Canada propose a Land Fund of $12 Million (Q1 2009$) to be paid out in accordance with a schedule of payments to be negotiated.
For greater certainty, the $12 Million Land Fund is a component of the Capital Transfer and is in addition to the $30 Million capital transfer referred to above.

Land

The proposed ``treaty`` Settlement Lands are made up of provincial crown land and existing Indian Act Reserves of the four NStQ Bands and are set out in the attached tables and maps in Appendices A and B. The Proposed `treaty` Settlement Lands total approximately 61,749 hectares ( See Appendices A through E ) and consist of the following:

--- Approximately 50, 081 hectares of provincial crown land: and,

--- Approximately 11,668 hectares of existing Indian Reserves of the four NStQ Bands

October 03, 2006 -- WLIB CnC Meeting

WLIB CHIEF AND COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

October 03, 2006

Chair – Anne Louie

Page 5 – Item D –

Bertie Elkins-

“We need to get into stage 5 to lock up the lands that we select. There are some critical lands that we need to lock up. What we’re doing now is trying to identify prime land.”

Councillor Chris Wycotte –

“The offer from Canada was 100,000 hectares but he thinks it should at a minimum be the 5% that Canada initially offered. I don’t know if we should even settle at 5%, but that should be the bottom line not lower. Some nations got as much as 14.9%”

October 01, 2003 -- 100,000 ha

October 01, 2003

Robert Phillips email

Subject: Canada’s Response to the NStQ Land Sharing Offer


Canada’s response to the NStQ Land Sharing offer is attached, or just read below. Now, before you get your hopes up too high ( I know you are prepared for this ), Canada is coming back with an initial offer of “a land package of approximately 100,000 hectares” ... and if we “consider it necessary, more land may be statused at a later date.” I have many questions on this “land package”, and especially disagree with it if this 100,000 hectares including ownership and co-management lands together. Also, the word “may” really concerns me because it insinuates they do not have to do it. This is considerably too low a number to consider but it is not surprising considering the present AIP’s out there. Also, it is far less than the HAIDA offer of 20% of their territory or 200,000 hectares made by bc that the Haida refused. I’m going to call and write to Guujaw about some of the information on the Haida ( ie. Population demographics and size of their traditional territory ). Also, the First Nations Summit will be doing a comparative analysis of the current AIP’s out there, maybe we should request that the Haida Offer be included in this analysis as well. I’m thinking the Haida may have the same number of people as we do, but the size of their traditional territory may be larger. Anyways, the NStQ Land Sharing Offer is about 24% (Ownership and co-mgt) of our traditional territory. So, from my point of view our offer is very reasonable and we should not water it down to quickly. I believe both Canada and bc are checking out how we will react, but I know they want an agreement, so we should stick to our position as much as possible (I know it flies in the face of interest based negotiations, but the government is being propositional too). Here are some additional points from canada’s response. First, past presentations by Canada and the Scoping Exercise in Lands were not successful and wasted valuable time. Second, both the Scoping Exercise and the NRTWG were not processes that we have to live by, or in any form a template that we must follow, it just did not have that mandate. In fact, I was not involved and I know little about what NRTWG did in the past. However, I will follow up with Sara and the others on the team. So that argument about NRTWG and the scoping goes out the door from my point of view. Third, Canada wants the NStQ to “further refine” our land selection. This could be done, but I do not believe we should be at the beck and call of the bc government on this one. So what if bc gives December 2003 as an ultimatum. Time is not of the essence, the best treaty deal is the most important thing here and we should not agree to anything less. Fourth, Canada really wants us to select “top priority parcels for ownership... (and) comparable to other agreements, taking into consideration the value of the land and the population”. What if the other agreements in bc do not really work for us. We said time after time that the other AIP’s will not be a template, and I do not think Canada has understood that message. Again it is a “cookie – cutter approach! Fifth, it sounds at this point if we do not agree with the 100,000 hectares it is going to be along cold winter. Canada will have to move away from this number. This is canada’s number, not ours. Sixth, in terms of “creating and funding a new bodies for management purposes”, our understanding is that this whole relationship will exist based on a government – to – government relationship, not a fee simple holder, or a stakeholder, or a glorified delegated government. The present management bodies do not work. Finally, the NStQ will be creative, but bc and Canada will have to do the same and government will have to think outside this little box they currently sit in. This has to happen if Canada ever expects a treaty with the NStQ. So, read on and do not get too upset. It is negotiation after all and one way or another things will change, I just hope it is sooner than later....Kukste’tsemc


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CANADA’S RESPONSE TO NStQ LAND SHARING OFFER

SEPTEMBER 2003


Canada would like to thank NStQ for the time and effort that has gone into this land presentation. NStQ has identified 544,958 hectares of land to be designated as NStQ Lands. Another 761,448 hectares has been identified as requiring special management where NStQ wishes to be directly involved in decision – making. The identification of these land areas tells the parties which lands are important to NStQ and creates a good basis for selecting treaty lands.
Canada presented its interests in land to NStQ in the past, and also expressed, in the scoping exercise, its view of what might constitute, from canada’s perspective, a starting point for negotiations. The current land proposal is an increase from the land base proposed by the Natural Resources Technical Working Group, whereas we had anticipated further focusing.

All Parties are aware that progress in land negotiations by December 2003 is critical if bc is to commit additional resources to the table. In light of this timeline, Canada intends to be direct about what actions must be taken to move the negotiations forward. It is necessary that NStQ further refine land selection and focus on top priority parcels for ownership. The land package must be comparable to other agreements, taking into consideration the value of the land and population. It must respect the interests of all Parties and also be acceptable to people living in the area. NStQ should also consider what they prefer with respect to a land/cash balance. Canada is willing to cost – share land statusing with bc once NStQ has identified a land package of approximately 100,000 hectares. Since the land statusing process is lengthy, an early start would be advantageous. Should the Chief Negotiators consider it necessary, more land may be statused at a later time.

Canada would like more specific details from NStQ on “Special – Management Areas” and joint decision – making with bc on land and resources. Canada would like to encourage NStQ to pursue creative options for meeting their interests in land in addition to obtaining treaty lands. Some of those options may be more suitable than ownership and some may be outside treaty. Exploration of these options, and their applicability to specific land parcels, can be carried out by the NStQ or by the Working Group. Canada is not interested in creating and funding new bodies for management purposes.

Canada acknowledges that land is critical to the success of AIP negotiations. We are pleased with NStQ’s commitment to this process and we are encouraged by the increased productivity in the negotiations. We look forward to proceeding with the exploration of NStQ interests on the topic of land.

Monday, April 13, 2009

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