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"They decided that two is better than one when it comes to Indian Affairs."
The federal government’s new financial transparency law for First Nations is a redundant piece of legislation based on a
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.
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.
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.
TORONTO - Incumbent Shawn Atleo has been re-elected as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, vowing to assert