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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.”

Is it?

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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