Shawn Atleo First Nations

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What Now?

OTTAWA - Regional chiefs from across the country are meeting in Ottawa this week to determine how they'll choose a new leader after the sudden resignation last week of Shawn Atleo.The executive commit...
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Summer Unrest Depends On Harper: Atleo

OTTAWA - The extent of First Nations unrest this summer depends in large part on how much concrete action Stephen Harper authorizes on entrenching ancient treaty rights, says National Chief Shawn Atle...
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Now We're Talking..

OTTAWA - Forget the spotlights, the pageantry on Parliament Hill and the perpetual confrontation that confounds so many attempts to find a grand solution to First Nations poverty.An education agreemen...
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The Man In The Middle

OTTAWA - The abrupt postponement Wednesday of an Assembly of First Nations news conference spoke volumes about the turmoil and mistrust that underlies planning for Friday's meeting between aboriginal...
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His Scathing Letter To Harper Revealed

OTTAWA - The scaffold Prime Minister Stephen Harper erected in January to help boost the independence and prosperity of Canada's First Nations is being corroded by inaction, and risks collapsing in a...

Paul Martin Should Get Off Aboriginal High Horse

I was disappointed to see former Prime Minister Paul Martin attack Harper on the First Nations conference yesterday. First Nations issues should cross party lines. I would have preferred to see him offer to work with the present Prime Minister, rather than refight old battles.
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Harper and the First Nations Speak Different Languages

When Prime Minister Harper acknowledges they are on Algonquin territory, they don't mean it because that would require acknowledging the sovereignty of the Algonquin people over those lands. To government, the words are just platitudes. Something you say when you're dealing with Indians. Empty phrases.