JUDITH LAVOIE / TIMES COLONIST
Revelations about nutritional experiments on hungry children at Indian residential schools show that some horrors inflicted on aboriginal students remain secret, say furious B.C. First Nations leaders who are demanding the Canadian government immediately reveal the full extent of abuse and compensate victims.
The Globe and Mail
Derek Nepinak, the Grand Chief of Manitoba, is in effect threatening to confuse the lines of communications between the government of Canada and the country’s First Nations, by his proposal to establish a new National Treaty Alliance, to replace the Assembly of First Nations. This week, a conference called a National Treaty Gathering is being held at Onion Lake, Sask., to such an end – the AFN is holding its own general assembly in Whitehorse from Wednesday to Friday. This looks like the beginning of a schism, inducing many aboriginal leaders to choose between the two events.