Devolution battle heats up in NWT

The legislative assembly of the Northwest Territories has reconvened for a dog-fight of a session and the devolution deal signed between Ottawa and the territorial government is sure to be front and centre.

By Cullen Crozier
APTN National News
YELLOWKNIFE
-The legislative assembly of the Northwest Territories has reconvened for a dog-fight of a session and the devolution deal signed between Ottawa and the territorial government is sure to be front and centre.

The majority of Aboriginal groups in the territory have yet to sign on to the deal and Premier Floyd Roland is taking hits from both Aboriginal leaders and regular MLAs.

Roland is being accused of failing to consult enough with First Nations before entering into the agreement.

The premier insists that the agreement will have no impact on current land claim negotiations and self government agreements.

Only two of seven First Nations asked to sign the agreement are on board and now it falls on the premier and his cabinet to find a way to bring everyone else to the table.

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2 thoughts on “Devolution battle heats up in NWT

  1. Thieves are at it again…. devolution bell or roger or the queen…CRTC… tell them they need to share…nnall thier doing is taking control of the land and stating you have no more rights to it… theives… that what you have is not mesure as valide assets… Ponzi dictator games… that you have no more deliberation over the land anymore… that yourd emocracy is to be removed….

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