Aboriginal Affairs minister calls chiefs ‘rogue’ and threats to national security
By Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, May 16, 2014
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt moved aggressively to undermine the Confederacy of Nations Thursday, labeling the chiefs behind the organization as rogues who are “threatening” national security. Read the rest of this entry
First Nations education bill ‘on hold’ after AFN chief Atleo quits
Gloria Galloway, The Globe and Mail, May 5, 2014
The federal Conservative government is shelving its contentious proposal for revamping on-reserve education following last week’s resignation of Shawn Atleo as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.
“With the support of the Assembly of First Nations, our government introduced historic legislation, the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act in April,” a spokeswoman for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said on Monday.
“However,” she said, “given the recent resignation of the national chief, following today’s second reading vote, any further consideration of this legislation will be put on hold until the AFN clarifies its position.” Read the rest of this entry
Blockades threatened if aboriginal education bill not scrapped
First Nations leaders say they shouldn’t have to make threats to have their voices heard
CBC News/The Canadian Press, April 28, 2014
Several First Nations leaders say they will target the Canadian economy if the Harper government doesn’t scrap proposed legislation for aboriginal education. Read the rest of this entry