Premiers, Indigenous leaders cover youth, economy at Big River FN – larongeNOW

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 2019103 Views

Jul 10, 2019

The first day of historic Canadian premiers meetings, officially known as the Council of the Federation (CoF), wrapped up on the Big River First Nation Tuesday.

For the first time, the Premiers met with Indigenous leaders on First Nation land.

After celebrations to welcome the dignitaries to the community, the scene shifted to the closed-door meeting between the leaders.

A major focus was directed at Indigenous youth; Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde stressed the need to protect them.

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