Aboriginal Affairs briefing memos reveal stark contrast between how Ottawa and Assembly of First Nations approached issues in January meeting.
By: Joanna Smith Ottawa Bureau reporter
OTTAWA—The Conservative government went into its January meeting with aboriginal leaders against the backdrop of the Idle No More movement planning to focus on how the treaty relationship affects economic development, according to newly released documents.
Joanne Shuttleworth, Mercury staff
CENTRE WELLINGTON — It’s a history of broken treaties that has broken the spirit of First Nations people, says Chief Theresa Spence, and it will take a true partnership between the federal government and First Nations leadership to improve the future for her people.