Bob Rae calls for renewed treaties with N.B. First Nations – CBC

Bob Rae calls for renewed treaties with N.B. First Nations – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2015376 Views

Oct 29, 2015

Rae says original treaties do not reflect modern day realities facing First Nations People

Former interim Liberal leader Bob Rae is calling on New Brunswick to renew its historic peace and friendship treaties with First Nations as a step towards consultation on resource development.

Rae says the original treaties, signed with the British Crown in the 1700s, do not reflect modern day realities facing First Nations people.

“Life on reserves remains very tough for people. Incomes among the aboriginal population are well down, they’re way down compared to other people and their governments are impoverished,” says Rae.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/bob-rae-aboriginal-treaties-1.3293922

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