AFN Calls on Quebec Chief to Withdraw Indian Day School Appeal

By Donna Duric Writer The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has called on a Quebec Chief to withdraw his appeal to the Indian Day School settlement. A court challenge issued on Oct. 31 by Paul-Émile Ottawa, Chief of the Atikamekw Council of Manawan, has halted the day school settlement process, resulting in the AFN passing a unanimous resolution last week calling on Chief Ottawa to withdraw his appeal. On Dec. 5, a resolution was moved by lead plaintiff Margaret Swan at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly calling on Chief Ottawa to withdraw his appeals. Ottawa’s lawyer, David Schulze (Partner, Dionne Schulze, S.E.N.C.) filed the appeal on Oct. 31. “There is also an earlier appeal that remains outstanding,” Gowling, the law firm representing survivors, told Turtle Island News…

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