AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde says combating climate change among election priorities – 620

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2019122 Views

September 09, 2019

Canada has been treating Indigenous issues as higher priorities since the last federal election but more work needs to be done, says Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde.

The national group, which includes First Nations chiefs from across Canada, is outlining its election priorities for Canada’s First Nations, with less than a week before the federal campaign must begin.

Bellegarde released a 16-page document today in Ottawa, saying he hopes it will frame the dialogue around First Nations during the election race and help set the agenda for Indigenous rights and priorities for the next government.

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