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The full interview: Perry Bellegarde on running again, ‘closing the gap,’ and more

By Jolson Lim      

'We've got momentum. So why should Perry Bellegarde be given a second chance? To continue the work that's been started, so we can bring it to completion,' says the AFN leader.

AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde speaks to The Hill Times' editorial board on Dec. 13. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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It's been a busy three years for Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde. Since he was elected as national representative for the influential association of chiefs in 2014, the Liberals have swept to power in Ottawa, promising a reset in the relationship between Indigenous communities and the federal government, and increased financial support to improve the lives of First Nations people. Mr. Bellegarde has welcomed this newfound political momentum for First Nations people, and has enjoyed

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