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Take nation-to-nation approach, First Nation tells feds, as it seeks equal say on 100 Wellington’s future

By Palak Mangat       

'I still, to this day, can’t even comprehend how the federal government is reconciling with organizations and not actual nations,' said Frankie Cote, a band council member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg in Quebec, said. 'That was a hiccup from the beginning.'

Ottawa announced in 2017 that 100 Wellington St., situated across from Parliament Hill, the building will be transformed into a site dedicated to Indigenous peoples. The future of the site is still being negotiated, as the Algonquin seek an equal stake alongside the three national Indigenous organizations. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Ottawa could have a better idea of how the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation wants to use the building on the parliamentary precinct that’s dedicated to Indigenous peoples in the next two months, as the First Nation looks to meet with national Indigenous organizations to stake its claim over the space.

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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