Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo called the Attawapiskat crisis a “national disgrace” and said First Nations people have “reason to feel angry and betrayed,” during his opening speech to chiefs gathered for a special assembly in Ottawa Tuesday.
Harper announces “historic” gathering with First Nations leaders amid outraged cries over Attawapiskat
-With cries of political outrage over the Attawapiskat crisis still echoing off Parliament Hill’s sandstone walls, Prime Minister Stephen Harper invited television cameras into his wood-paneled office before his meeting with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo Thursday to announce a “historic” meeting between his government and First Nations leaders.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo is meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper Thursday afternoon as the political fallout over the housing crisis in Attawapiskat continues to escalate.
The Conservative government introduced a bill Wednesday afternoon that will force First Nations bands to publicly disclose on the Internet the salaries and expenses of chief and band councillors along with the bands’ audited financial statements.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo says he is “excited” about NDP MP Romeo Saganash’s bid to become the next leader of the NDP and potentially “the prime minister of the country.”
Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of development projects across the country won’t ever break ground unless the federal government finally realizes First Nations have a final say over what happens on their territory, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo.
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations caused quite a stir when it sent out a release denouncing the Assembly of First Nations’ education panel.
The push by Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo to radically alter Canada’s relationship with First Nations has left some chiefs wondering whether the national organization is overreaching on its mandate.
It’s called an “action plan.”