A meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders is in the works, but it won’t happen before the fall, Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan said Monday.
The Alberta government is putting the Lubicon Cree in danger by refusing to believe the community is suffering from serious ailments caused by the spill of 28,000 barrels of crude oil on their territory, said Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo.
Days before Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo announced in Winnipeg he would be pushing to abolish the Indian Act, he received a telephone call from Bruce Carson, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former aide and friend.
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The members of a promised blue-ribbon panel to study First Nations education have been quietly named and the selection is already drawing fire from a key First Nations chief.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he is interested in a formal meeting with First Nations leaders and has asked his office to engage in discussions with the country’s main First Nations organization on a wide-ranging reform package to overhaul governance and economic development.
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said he would “consider” appointing Aboriginal judges to a special tribunal created to decide on First Nations land and compensation claims.
Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau has taken to cyberspace again for another run at the Assembly of First Nations.