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Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief David Harper isn’t stepping down from his post despite calls for his ouster.
Harper says politics are behind a misunderstanding over an agreement he signed with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.
Last week, the Swampy Cree Tribal Council said they had lost faith in the MKO grand chief.
The $312,000 deal with NWMO will be pu for discussion at an executive meeting Wednesday.
Harper says the agreement has nothing to do with bringing nuclear waste to Manitoba.
“It’s about education our people. We don’t want nuclear waste. I definitely don’t want nuclear waste,” said Harper. “But I want my people educated, aware of the impacts.”