"We're beginning the journey to reclaim our independence by having the federal government and the province of British Columbia share with us the responsibility for the care and well being of our own citizens," Kelly said. For the Tahltan, that's more seniors services for their more elderly communities.
Still, he says he's worried that this new entity could become riddled with the same issues that bogged down the old, federally run service.
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"We know that the transition is happening, and beyond the transition is what our needs and demands this is where our needs and demands will definitely be a big concern," he said.
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"We're deeply concerned that we may be creating another bureaucracy where a bunch of money doesn't get funneled down to the community, and the whole goal is to get more dollars at the community level," he said.
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"So if we're able to move money around to different programs that are needed in the community, that will give us that flexibility," Chief McLean explained.
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