First Nations relationship with Conservative government ‘needs work,’ says AFN’s Bellegarde
The Assembly of First Nations unveiled a sweeping list of economic and social development priorities on Wednesday called Closing the Gap. It calls on the next federal government to engage with First Nations communities in order to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, pictured at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Sept. 2. The AFN says indigenous voters can make a difference in 51 ridings in the next election. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright