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Occupation of Penticton Indian Band office ends

Penticton Indian Band member Pierre Kruger on the first day of his group's occupancy of the band's administrative building on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The occupancy ended Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.
August 03, 2018 - 9:26 AM

PENTICTON - A group of disenfranchised members of the Penticton Indian Band have ceased their occupation of the band’s administrative offices.

In a media release protest spokesperson Dolly Kruger said band council and chief sat down with the concerned members occupying the building and have responded to their list of concerns and demands, assuring them a forensic audit would take place.

Kruger said Chief Chad Eneas refused to give the group a few days to review councillor’s response with other band members who asked the group to stage the occupation.

The group has expressed concerns surrounding finances and communication with respect to the band’s present chief and council for the better part of a year now.

They began their occupation of the band’s administrative office three days ago.

The occupancy ended around 10 a.m. yesterday, Aug. 2, Kruger said, adding this should ensure the payment of wages to all band employees resumes.

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