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Yvonne Jones slams ‘misguided’ Innu leadership in NunatuKavut legal spat – CBC
by ahnationtalk onOctober 22, 201930 Views
Labrador MP calls Innu Nation’s court challenge a political and personal vendetta
Oct 22, 2019
Moments after her election win sent Yvonne Jones back to Ottawa for a third term, the Labrador MP broke her silence about a legal challenge to NunatuKavut from the Innu Nation, calling it a personal and political vendetta toward her from Innu leadership.
“I really believe that the position that the Innu took was wrong. I think they were misguided, they were misinformed, and I really think it was politically motivated against me personally. And against the Liberal government,” Yvonne Jones told CBC News on Tuesday night.
Jones was named in a court application the Innu Nation filed in federal court on Oct. 1, challenging a memorandum of understanding on self-determination signed in September between the federal government and the NunatuKavut community council, and the NCC’s Indigenous status overall.