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What do we have to celebrate?’ FSIN senator decries Canada 150 as celebration of colonization – The Prince Albert Daily Herald
by ahnationtalk onMay 19, 2017156 Views
May 19, 2017
A Federation of Sovereign First Nations (FSIN) leader had harsh words for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the first day of the FSIN spring assembly.
Senator Ted Quewezance criticized the federal government for being all talk, no action on reconciliation. He also took issue with Canada 150 celebrations, as Indigenous people, he says, have little to celebrate.
The FSIN senate serves as an advisory group to the elected chiefs and leaders as they pass resolutions and go about their business.
Quewezance used his speaking time as a call to action for the elected chiefs to ensure protecting treaty and inherent rights is at top of mind.