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Indigenous leaders turn down invitation to meeting of premiers – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201841 Views

Jul 12, 2018

‘There really wasn’t much that came out of these meetings other than talk,’ Métis president says

There’s still a meeting scheduled for next week between Canada’s premiers and Indigenous organizations, but it won’t include the leaders of the Assembly of First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami or the Métis National Council. They’re all declining the Council of the Federation’s invitation again this year.

The three organizations cite different reasons for their absence, but the end result for the first day of the summer premiers’ meeting remains the same as it was in 2017: the conversation won’t include the three leaders who represent the largest number of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada.

New Brunswick is hosting this summer’s meeting at Pays de la Sagouine in Bouctouche, as it takes over as the chair of the Council of the Federation.

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