After ‘aboriginal uprising’ warning, Stephen Harper says time has come to … – National Post

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After ‘aboriginal uprising’ warning, Stephen Harper says time has come to ‘reset the relationship’

Postmedia News Jan 24, 2012
By Teresa Smith and Bradley Bouzane

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper told a gathering of First Nations chiefs Tuesday that while the Indian Act will not be scrapped, it may be modernized to help build a healthier relationship between the government and Canada’s aboriginal community.

Harper told those at the summit in Ottawa — such as Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo, chiefs from across the country, Gov. Gen. David Johnston and other dignitaries — that co-operation on numerous levels is necessary to fully bring Canada’s First Nations into the country’s economy.

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