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Federal proposal to dump Indian Act needs attention at AFN assembly says candidate


Todd Lamirande
The Indigenous Rights Legislation Framework (IRLF) is a proposal by the federal government that is getting some attention at the Assembly of First Nations gathering in Vancouver.

Chiefs from across the country are in Vancouver to discuss issues and elect a national chief.

Click here for complete coverage of the Assembly of First Nations gathering in Vancouver: AFN2018

The IRLF is supposed to guide all interactions between Canada and First Nations – with the aim of getting rid of the Indian Act.

But what do chiefs think of this? According to one candidate, they need more information.



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6 Responses to “Federal proposal to dump Indian Act needs attention at AFN assembly says candidate”

  1. realpang@hotmail.com'
    Rolland Pangowish August 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

    Now that election is over and most Chiefs have confirmed thier lack of cocern with Federal proposals the people are left to face change on their own. They should pay more attention to what lies ahead when they vote invtheirblocal Chiefs. They will have to organize to protect the right to self-determination in the coming year ahead. I pray we have enough people who care about what their forefathers stood for in their treaties with the Crown.

  2. lightofdaylovelight@gmail.com'
    Lightofday July 28, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

    They should be fighting for what we lost all our traditions and ceremonies and to fight for the heart not greed and money that y i say we got fight our own chiefs are own people cause they don’t stand for what right we should all become one nation one people helping everyone from any reserve not just our own reserves help all native people and get our children the traditional ways again and ceremonies from birth and native names from true medicine man who can give names not ones that drink and party but try native respect not youth role models who drink drugs and social workers who drink drug are bad for our people too it sad state to see that are traditional ways are fading and ceremonies all children should be thought are ways if Canada really wants to fix things start by teaching all natives are true traditional ways and ceremonies i would do it for free if i had food and water and bed Light of day moose clan spirit guide bold eagle

  3. rafireysam@hotmail.com'
    Rand Sam July 25, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

    AFN don’t rep grassroots, spiritual or much about protection of cultural heritage otherwise, the Candidate would be there…Disrespectfuly sterile, no juristication of tribal lands, colonial educational and status quo which means govt to govt nothing a long way off…

  4. sandersonh84@gmail.com'
    Hans Sanderson July 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

    Are we still in the 19th century?

  5. Bruce.bruyere@gmail.com'
    Bruce bruyere July 25, 2018 at 11:46 am #

    Palmeter Pam nails it on the head again! At this rate indians will regain jurisdiction when hell freezes over!

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    Margaret July 25, 2018 at 1:44 am #

    The AFN does not represent the Grassroots people ; it’s just another old boys club and make a mockery of our Grassroots people ; how many of those Chiefs asked their people who they should vote for NONE. No democracy on the reserves ; issues are not addressed; the poverty ; the drug/alcohol that are crippling our people . Isn’t it interesting that they ( Chiefs ) are exclusive members to the large pots that they think they own . Our Monies ; sickening