Of the B.C. Nations that have filed information under federal transparency rules, there are 55 chiefs that received compensation of less than $50,000 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. Only about a dozen chiefs earned compensation of more than $100,000. The chief of Bridge River Indian Band near Lillooet, population 457, earned less than $15,000, the lowest in the range of compensation. The highest was more than $200,000 for Gwawaenuk Tribe near Port McNeill on Vancouver Island. The average compensation for chiefs is $60,000, not including expenses. Chief Ron Giesbrecht of the Kwikwetlem band, who last year took home about $1-million in compensation and sparked shock and media outrage, received $113,167 this year, including nearly $23,000 in bonuses.