Bolstering Indigenous languages and closing the socio-economic gap with non-Indigenous people in Canada are among the top priorities this fall for the Assembly of First Nations.
With Parliament back in action, First Nations leaders will be watching the government's progress on a number of files carefully, says AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde, pictured centre on June 21, 2017, with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett. The Hill Times file photograph
First Nations hold a long-term vision of a renewed nation-to-nation relationship with Canada. This vision is supported by a practical approach that builds a stronger country for all of us.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.