AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes New Federal Cabinet

Says First Nations Priorities Require Government-wide Commitment OTTAWA, Jan. 10, 2017 Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s federal cabinet shuffle is an opportunity to remind all cabinet ministers that First Nations priorities require action by all ministers and departments in partnership with First Nations leadership. “First Nations priorities are Canada’s priorities,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. “That means every cabinet minister and every MP has a role to play in reconciliation to build a stronger Canada. Our agenda is not confined to any one minister or department. It requires a collective effort. The Prime Minister committed to our agenda as his first priority and we need to renew our energy and efforts towards change and results.” The Liberal government announced the cabinet shuffle today….

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