First Nations' Meeting in Ottawa
Simeon Tshakapesh A special summit between the federal government and First Nations’ leaders took place yesterday in Ottawa. At the summit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said aggressive action is needed to improve the living standards of First Nations. But he also said — contrary to the hopes of some — that the Indian Act would not be repealed. Giving his closing remarks at the Summit, Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo said that for now, First Nations and the Crown have to move beyond the Indian Act: and, Simeon Tshakapesh is Chief of the Labrador Innu community of Natuashish. He spoke with Labrador Morning producer Chris Harbord — who began by asking him about his meeting with the Prime Minister.
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