AFN chief meeting Aboriginal Affairs minister over Sask. reserve fire – News Talk 980

by NationTalk on February 25, 201520552 Views

Bellgarde calls for more money for First Nations

Feb 25, 2015

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt will meet face to face in the wake of a deadly fire that killed two toddlers on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation.

Bellegarde sent a letter to Valcourt’s office on Friday asking for an immediate meeting to discuss the challenges First Nations face providing fire protection to their communities.

Bellegarde’s request for a meeting was granted.

“We have received National Chief Bellegarde’s letter, and yes the Minister will meet with the National Chief,” said a statement from Valcourt’s office.

Read more: http://cjme.com/story/afn-chief-meeting-aboriginal-affairs-minister-over-sask-reserve-fire/537562

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