Yekooche transfer payments

The Yekooche First Nation is again receiving their federal transfer payments.

  • Sep. 10, 2013 8:00 p.m.

The Yekooche First Nation, which has been struggling with leadership issues for over a year, is again receiving their federal transfer payments.

While a recall vote and by-election for the position of chief had halted payments from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), it appears funds have once again begun to flow to Yekooche.

The band is still pursuing civil action against Henry Joseph, who had been elected chief but was removed in a recall along with then-councillor Mathew Ernie Joseph.

Chief Allan Joseph will now serve as chief alongside councillors Angelic Rose Joseph, Mitchell Joseph and Miranda Joseph until January.

Yekooche has offices in Prince George where the finance office is located and 223 registered members, some of whom still live on the reserve on Stuart Lake.