Aboriginal leader seeks conference on rights – Globe and Mail

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Aboriginal leader seeks conference on rights

GLORIA GALLOWAY
OTTAWA— From Friday’s Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper prepares to sit down next week with first nations leaders from across Canada, the chief who speaks for Manitoba says the problems facing his people cannot be solved in a one-day meeting conducted in the absence of the premiers.

Derek Nepinak, the Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said he will be asking Mr. Harper to schedule a conference of first ministers and first nations at which the loosely defined rights of indigenous people that are guaranteed in the Constitution are explicitly spelled out – especially the resource rights.

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