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Perry Bellegarde on missing and murdered indigenous women, Bill C-51

Was Friday's national roundtable on missing and murdered indigenous women a success or a failure? The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde, says a lot more needs to be done.
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde, right, sits with Rinelle Harper, 16, who survived a brutal attack in Winnipeg in November, wait for the start of the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations says Friday's roundtable meeting on missing and murdered aboriginal women in Ottawa was a start, but Perry Bellegarde wants to make one thing clear: he will continue to push for a national inquiry into the issue. The federal government maintains that there's no need for such an inquiry. Bellegarde tells The House's Evan Solomon why he won't let the issue go.

The National Chief of the AFN also outlines his concerns with the government's anti-terrorism legislation. He believes First Nations might be among the targets of the bill.

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