Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo says the Conservative government is headed for conflict unless it stops trying to unilaterally ram through legislation impacting First Nations who hold the future of $500 billion worth of resource development projects in their hands.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo says the Harper government-backed private members bill to repeal sections of the Indian Act represented the “ways of the past.”
Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan said Thursday his government was pushing ahead with plans to bring in legislation on First Nation education despite fierce opposition by many chiefs and threats of civil disobedience.
After deciding Wednesday to reject the Conservative government’s plan to introduce legislation on First Nations education, First Nations chiefs are now preparing a “plan of action” which will be tabled at an upcoming special assembly in December.
While minister trumpets Ottawa's commitment to First Nation education, department faces school supplies protest
The day before Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan stepped behind a microphone to trumpet his government’s commitment to education, one of his department’s Ontario regional offices faced a protest from Six Nations residents over the lack of supplies for the community’s schools.
Some 50 kilometres outside Whitehorse there is a housing subdivision for members of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation.
The Treaty 1 to 11 gathering is a growing movement made up of grassroots people and First Nations leaders from communities within the Treaty 1 to 11 areas.
The Assembly of First Nations is planning to hold a special, self-funded chiefs’ gathering on education in October in the Ottawa region.
By Jorge Barrera and Tim Fontaine APTN National News TORONTO–After one of the most fractious…