DAVID LARKINS | QMI AGENCY
WINNIPEG - The head of an organization that represents nearly half the First Nations reserves in Manitoba has been suspended from his duties for allegedly spending the group's money on car repairs, guitars, and flights for his girlfriend, APTN reports.
David Harper, the grand chief of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, was suspended at an assembly Wednesday night.
Requests to MKO for comment weren't returned Thursday.
A letter addressed to Harper from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation Chief Arlen Dumas outlines the case for a vote of non-confidence against Harper.
"I have lost faith in Grand Chief Harper's leadership to abide by MKO policies, manage MKO funds properly, address Chiefs' concerns, or act on our behalf," Dumas wrote.
Dumas couldn't be reached for comment.