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Perry Bellegarde: the path we must walk together

By Perry Bellegarde      

A new fiscal relationship with the Crown needs to ensure that First Nations benefit fully from the land and resource wealth we agreed to share, not to give up, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde.

Crown-Indigenous Minister Carolyn Bennett speaks at the Assembly of First Nations meeting in May. Fixing the comprehensive claims policy, among other issues, must be done with First Nations directly, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Indigenous priorities are Canada’s priorities. Whether it’s the economy, the environment, opportunities for growth, or measures to help the middle class and those struggling to join it, First Nations care deeply about these public policy matters.

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