Political parties must address Indigenous issues during federal election, say AFN candidates – BayToday.ca

Political parties must address Indigenous issues during federal election, say AFN candidates – BayToday.ca

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202145 Views

Advancement of treaty and inherent rights of First Nations needs to be first and foremost in the eyes of any party that are seeking to become the government of the day

The new national chief for the Assembly of First Nations will be taking office on what is anticipated as the cusp of a fall federal election.

All seven candidates for national chief agree that First Nation issues must be part of each federal party’s platform.

“First Nations have to be seen in their sovereignty rather than as a stakeholder out there in Canada. We are the rights holders in Canada. We’re the original nations in Canada and that has to be the foundation for any federal party,” said RoseAnne Archibald, former Ontario regional chief.

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