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Westbank chief optimistic after meeting with Ottawa

Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks on as Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo takes part in a traditional smudging ceremony at the Crown-First Nations gathering on Jan. 24. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)
Westbank First Nations Chief Robert Louie says he walked into the First nations summit in Ottawa a skeptic, but walked out of it optimistic on Tuesday.

Chief Louie was among more than one hundred and seventy first nations leaders who met Prime Minister Harper and  members of his cabinet.

Many chiefs there wanted to get rid of the Indian Act, although the Prime Minister suggested "modernizing" it.

They also hoped to "reset" the relationship between the two levels of government.

Daybreak host Chris Walker reached Chief Louie in Ottawa.
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