Minister Duncan dismisses Dakota claim they're governed by "law of the land"

As the Dakota in Manitoba continue their fight against the provincial government to sell cheap cigarettes, they also continue to claim their tribe is a sovereign nation.

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As the Dakota in Manitoba continue their fight against the provincial government to sell cheap cigarettes, they also continue to claim their tribe is a sovereign nation.

They’re calling on the federal government to come to an agreement over their rights.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan was in Winnipeg Thursday and APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler found out what the minister had to say about the situation.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

4 thoughts on “Minister Duncan dismisses Dakota claim they're governed by "law of the land"

  1. Why did the Govt put such a disconected A.H in charge of the indian affaires deopt?? Hell Im white and I think he`s an A.H. I cant imagine some pissed of individual talking to him about some preiceved right. It must be quite agravating.
     How is it that he is incharge of anything??

  2. Wow…just wow! Way to go Martin…you don’t have a clue! How are Indigenous people supposed to work within a system that isn’t willing to understand the history?! Statements like “that doesn’t really work” in reference to First Nations sovereignty. So Eurocentric of him to consider First Nations communities “municipalities of the province”, and he thinks “that’s the way it has to be”. What chance to we have?!?! UGH!!!

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