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Indigenous leaders flag climate change, language, justice issues as priorities heading into election

By Aidan Chamandy      

Indigenous leaders say climate change, restorative justice, and housing are top election issues. AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the AFN will release its electoral priorities on Sept. 9.

Indigenous activists, pictured Nov. 29, 2016, outside the Supreme Court protesting seismic testing in the waters of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait in 2016. For some Indigenous leaders, climate change is the most pressing election issue. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Some Indigenous leaders say climate change is one of the most important issues, if not the top issue, in the upcoming 2019 federal election.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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