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Lawyer Says Need For First Nations Finances Law Is 'Complete Lie'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Politics

The federal government’s new financial transparency law for First Nations is a redundant piece of legislation based on a “complete lie,” accordi...

Canada's Relationship With First Nations Is a Failure

Mark Taliano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

Canada's relationship with First Nations peoples is a rapidly accelerating failure, borne of its contempt for international and national law, and an overarching moral weakness, outgrowths of its atrophied sense of self.

The Left's Betrayal of the First Nations

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

Left-wing fundamentalist ideology is oppressing the very groups they claim to champion. Their rhetoric is anathema to the needs of those they claim to represent. The ideologues on the left are the ones who need to take responsibility for the poor outcomes for the aboriginal peoples.

Can You Tell this First Nations Act From The '60s Version?

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Chelsea Vowel

Recently, the government has proposed the First Nations Property Ownership Act (FNPOA). I think that people need to take another look at the 1969 White Paper and ask themselves if anything really has changed. In fact, the introduction is the same in both papers (save for some PC language changes). So pardon me if I'm skeptical in the extreme of a plan that was virulently opposed by First Nations when it was first proposed in 1969, and let's call it what it really is: White Paper Lite.

He's The Man.. Again

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Incumbent Shawn Atleo has been re-elected as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, vowing to assert his people’s rights in Otta...