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Blood Tribe Elder coming to the Hat to speak out against upcoming federal government policy – Medicine Hat News

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019245 Views

April 25, 2019

A Blood Tribe Elder is hosting a talk Saturday at Medicine Hat College about upcoming developments in relations between Indigenous peoples and the federal government.

Ross Cross Child says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is following in his father’s footsteps by attempting to assimilate Indigenous people, as Pierre Elliott Trudeau did with his 1969 White Paper.

The prime minister’s new policy slated for June – the 50th anniversary of the White Paper – would transform Indigenous bands into municipalities, which Cross Child says would “terminate our lands and treaty rights.”

Former Blood Tribe council Sheldon White Feathers will make a presentation, advocating for a referendum on whatever the government ultimately proposes.

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