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Audit finds problems at safe house for Native teens

A Native teen safe house is plagued with numerous problems, according to a report released by Saskatchewan's provincial auditor on Thursday.

The auditor investigated the Oyate Safe House in Regina. News stories questioned whether Native teens were being supervised properly.

The report didn't look into the care the teens received but instead focused on financial, accounting and policy issues. It found that the safe house misspent money, failed to implement proper procedures and hired relatives as staff.

The File Hills-Qu'appelle Tribal Council has received more than $1 million from the Saskatchewan government over the past three years to operate the safe house, CBC News reported.

Get the Story:
Safe house for teens riddled with problems: auditor (CBC 6/22)

Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan:
Report to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts Regarding Oyate ataya WaKanyeja OwicaKiyapi Inc (June 2006)

Relevant Links:
File Hills-Qu'appelle Tribal Council -

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