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Stephen Harper Meets Privately with First Nations Leaders Before Summit – The Toronto Star
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Stephen Harper meets privately with First Nations leaders before summit
Published On Tue Jan 24 2012
Ottawa Bureau Chief
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper huddled with First Nations leaders on the eve of the landmark summit to hear first-hand about the challenges facing aboriginal peoples nationwide.
In the nearly two-hour discussion, Harper reassured 33 chiefs that he’s prepared to have ongoing meetings as they strive to find solutions to problems such as chronic poverty.
“He did tell us that on many issues that we are prepared to sit further, that this was not the end of our discussions with him,” said Charles Weasel Head, chief of the Blood Tribe in Alberta and Grand Chief for Treaty 7.