In total, 38 people testified in Moncton, most of them in private.
Members of the Mi’kmaq warriors society were in court in Moncton, New Brunswick, Tuesday.
The Assembly of First Nations has joined the battle over First Nations cigarettes after chiefs passed a resolution directing national Chief Shawn Atleo to press Ottawa and the provinces to back off attempts to regulate the tobacco trade between communities.
Quinn Meawasige was in rehab trying to kick a nasty drug and drinking habit when he received a phone call from Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo.
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.
The federal government is willing to explore scrapping the Indian Act and the department of Aboriginal Affairs if that is the will of First Nations chiefs, according to Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue.
MONCTON,NB-The Assembly of First Nations is exploring ways it can sever its financial dependence on the federal government, national Chief Shawn Atleo said Tuesday.
Saying First Nations were in a life or death struggle, Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo urged chiefs from across the country to back his ambitious, multi-year plan to scrap the Indian Act, the department of Aboriginal affairs and replace them with a First Nation-Crow n agreement “that advances and affirms our rights.”