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Chief and Council
Sayisi Dene First Nation
General Delivery,

Ref: 2012-13 Recipient Audit Results and Follow-Up

Dear Chief and Council:

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) conducted a number of recipient audits in fiscal year 2012-13, including an audit of Sayisi Dene First Nation. Please find attached a copy of the full audit report and a summary of the report. The summary will be published on the department’s website in the coming weeks, along with this management letter. Should you wish to, you may provide a written response to the audit to me within 30 days. Your response will also be posted.

The audit identified numerous control weaknesses with governance, expenditure oversight and financial management that, if well designed and operating effectively, would help ensure funds were spent for the intended purposes in compliance with funding agreements.

As a result of this audit, a non-compliant amount of $67,381 has been identified and is subject to recovery unless additional evidence is provided within 30 days. A representative of AANDC will contact you shortly to follow up on recovery/repayment arrangements.

The audit report also included the following recommendations, which we advise you and your organization to address:

Please contact your regional AANDC representative to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about this audit.



Pamela d'Eon, B. COM, B. ED, MBA
Acting Chief Financial Officer

c.c.: John de Francesco
Scott Stevenson
Anne Scotton

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