Manitoba First Nation Chief Defends Compensation Package

The Chief of the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, Glenn Hudson , defended his and the councillors’ salaries stating his qualifications, such as possessing an engineering degree and securing the largest First Nations land settlement deal in Canada totalling $190 million. A high-ranking official with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs called Hudson’s compensation “outrageous.” The official, who spoke to CBC News on condition of anonymity, said chiefs in other parts of the province typically make between $40,000 and $78,000 annually.