‘New day’ for Aboriginal relations, Harper says – Calgary Herald

by NationTalk on January 25, 2012432 Views

‘New day’ for Aboriginal relations, Harper says

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

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper told a gathering of First Nations chiefs Tuesday that the time is perfect to “reset the relationship” between government and the aboriginal community in Canada, moving forward with a vision to fully include them in the country’s economy.

Harper told the gathering in Ottawa — which included Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo, chiefs from across the country, Gov. Gen. David Johnston and other dignitaries — that it is important to learn from the past and focus on the future.

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