The House | Jan 5, 2013 | 48:29
Grand Chief Louttit calls Harper recognizing the need for dialogue 'a victory'
This week on The House, Evan Solomon looks forward to next week's meeting between First Nations leaders and the federal government. First, the Grand Chief of the Mushkegowuk Council, Stan Louttit, discusses his expectations for Friday's gathering, whether the meeting will put an end to Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike, and what he thinks of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister John Duncan. Then, Greg Rickford, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, explains the government's approach to the meeting and what he hopes will be accomplished. Finally, Julian Fantino, the Minister of International Cooperation, explains what some critics have described as a major philosophical shift in how Canada's foreign aid dollars are distributed.