Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo

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Atleo, Harper offer opposing visions on need to scrap Indian Act

In speeches to open the Crown-First Nations Gathering in Ottawa Tuesday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo painted starkly differently visions of the paths ahead for Canada and its Indigenous population.

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Harper declares “new day” in relationship with First Nations

While Prime Minister Stephen Harper declared a “new day” had dawned on the relationship between Canada and its Indigenous population, he offered no grand pronouncements in his speech to First Nations chiefs during the opening of the Crown-First Nations Gathering in Ottawa Tuesday.

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Harper declares "new day" in relationship with First Nations

While Prime Minister Stephen Harper declared a “new day” had dawned on the relationship between Canada and its Indigenous population, he offered no grand pronouncements in his speech to First Nations chiefs during the opening of the Crown-First Nations Gathering in Ottawa Tuesday.