AFN gathering begins with a follow up on Liberal promises and new languages act

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises clean water, Indigenous Languages Act at AFNSCA.

Trina Roache
APTN National News
The Assembly of First Nations annual gathering of chiefs from across Canada began in Gatineau, Que. Tuesday.

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the crowd, promised to change Canada’s laws and policies to recognize Indigenous rights and introduced the Indigenous Languages Act, to protect and preserve Indigenous languages.

But reaction is mixed on whether the Liberals will keep their promises to Indigenous Peoples.

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Trina Roache brings 18 years of journalistic experience to APTN Investigates. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaw territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights and more. In 2014, Trina won the Journalists for Human Rights/CAJ award for her series on Jordan’s Principle. She was nominated again in 2017 for a series on healthcare issues in the remote Labrador community of Black Tickle. Trina’s favorite placed is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story, trust her to tell it.


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