Jean Chretien Comments On Attawapiskat Crisis

Former Indian Affairs Minister (1968-1974) and retired Canadian Prime Minister Chrétien, made comments indicating moving might be a viable solution to the cycle of poverty and mental health issues at Attawapiskat. Senator Murray Sinclair, former head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission said that it is a decision for the residents themselves and nobody else.

The Canadian Press 04.11.2016
John Ward, The Canadian Press Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Supreme Court Ruling On Métis Case Expected Today

A ruling is expected today by the Supreme Court of Canada on the question of Indian status for Canada’s Métis people. A favourable ruling would allow the right to collectively negotiate treaties and benefits. University of New Brunswick law professor Jula Hughes said such a ruling could open up access to federal programs affecting schooling, child care, health benefits, culture and language.

By Rachel Cave, CBC News Posted: Apr 12, 2016

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