3 of 5 national Indigenous leaders boycotting premiers meeting in Edmonton

APTN National News

The Native Women’s Association of Canada and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples will sit down with premiers at a meeting in Edmonton this week, but the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and Métis Nation (MNC) will not.

The three leaders say they want an equal seat at the Council of the Federation which is made up of Canada’s ten provinces, and three territories. The group is meeting in Edmonton for the next three days.

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde, ITK President Natan Obed, and MNC President Clément Chartier will hold a news conference about the meeting Monday in Toronto at 11 E.T.

More to come.

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