Assembly of First Nations passes emergency resolution to oppose Alberta, Saskatchewan sovereignty acts, citing treaty rights challenges – National Observer

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Assembly of First Nations passes emergency resolution to oppose Alberta, Saskatchewan sovereignty acts, citing treaty rights challenges – National Observer

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 20228 Views

December 9th 2022

From his home office, Pierre Poilievre spoke to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) through a video address about economic reconciliation and how Indigenous Peoples ought to benefit from natural resource projects.

But chiefs who took to the microphone after the Conservative leader’s speech lambasted Poilievre.

Randy Ermineskin, chief of Ermineskin Cree Nation on Treaty 6 territory, blamed conservatives for developing the Alberta and Saskatchewan sovereignty acts, known as the Saskatchewan First Act and the Alberta Sovereignty Within a United Canada Act. This legislation threatens treaty rights developed in conjunction with the Crown, chiefs argue.

Read More: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2022/12/09/news/assembly-first-nations-emergency-resolution-alberta-saskatchewan-sovereignty-acts

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