Liberal approach needs to change even if Parliament stays the same, say Indigenous leaders – APTN News

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Liberal approach needs to change even if Parliament stays the same, say Indigenous leaders – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202143 Views

For RoseAnne Archibald, the election of a 44th Canadian federal Parliament basically identical to the previous one indicates voters want stability, at least while the pandemic continues. But that doesn’t mean she’s happy with the status quo.

“The slowness of progress really means it’s costing us lives,” said Archibald, who was elected Assembly of First Nations national chief earlier this summer, in an interview Tuesday with APTN News.

“It’s costing the suffering of our children. And I think we’ve got to get together and have a meaningful partnership with all parties — because it is a minority government — and figure out that healing path forward.”

The healing path forward is the AFN’s 2021 federal wish list released in the midst of the 36-day campaign that’s expected to tally more than $600 million. The document lays out five policy priorities the AFN hopes to see Parliament tackle now that its makeup is solidified.

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