Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau, an Algonquin, from Maniwaki, is a member of the community of Kitigan Zibi. A champion of the rights of aboriginal peoples, he was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Harper in 2008. Senator Brazeau is currently Canada’s youngest sitting Senator.
If aboriginal Canadians question Chief Spence, ask questions about Idle No More, or express contrary opinions, they will find themselves targeted and marginalized. While I am untroubled by personal attacks, I am very concerned for those aboriginal Canadians who live in fear of speaking out.
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