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Atleo: mining and energy the ‘new fur trade’

Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo says the energy and mining industries represent the “new fur trade” for First Nations communities, according to a report in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal.

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Chief warns of Egypt-like ‘crisis’ in U.S. embassy letter

The U.S. should pay closer attention to the deteriorating relationship between First Nations and Ottawa or risk being “blindsided” by an Egypt-like crisis in Canada, a Manitoba chief said in a letter sent to the U.S. ambassador to Canada.

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AFN backs Pickton inquiry criticism

The Assembly of First Nations Thursday joined the chorus of criticism surrounding the launch of the British Columbia inquiry into the Robert Pickton case.

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FN leaders call on Ottawa to sign declaration

Six months after a promise in the Speech from the Throne and three years after it was adopted, First Nations leaders in Canada continue to call on the Stephen Harper government to sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.