The headdress had hardly been put on Perry Bellegarde’s head after being re-elected national chief of the Assembly of First Nations when he faced questions.
Sitting beside Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett at a special assembly Thursday, the day after the election, Bellegarde announced: “This is what the AFN is for.”
The federal Liberals have introduced a breakneck number of bills aimed at changing the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples. Four more are on the way, and with these, the AFN has some tough decisions.
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