Management Letter: Liard First Nation

Chief Morgan and Council
Liard First Nation
PO Box 328
Watson Lake YK (Yukon) YOA 1C0

Fax: 1-867-536-7264

Ref:  2014-15 Recipient Audit Results and Follow-Up

Dear Chief Morgan and Council:

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs (CIRNA), formally known as Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), conducted a number of recipient audits in fiscal year 2014-15, including an audit of Liard 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, you may provide a written response to me, pertaining to this audit within 30 days. Your response will also be posted.

As a result of this recipient audit, a recoverable amount has been identified.  A representative of CIRNA will contact you shortly to discuss the next steps related to an appropriate repayment schedule.

The audit report also included a number of recommendations to assist in improving management practices. We look forward to working together to develop a plan to address the management recommendations.

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

Sincerely,

Paul Thoppil, CPA, CA
Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer

c.c.:  Dionne Savill, Regional Director General, Yukon Region
David Peckham, Chief Audit & Evaluation Executive
Stephen Van Dine, Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs Organization
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