Hurons sign framework agreement with federal government

 By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The signing of a framework agreement between the Huron-Wendat nation in Quebec and the federal government means the nation will have a better place from which to begin negotiations with the federal government on matters of self-determination. The signing took place last Thursday in Wendake and signals the federal government’s recognition of Indigenous rights and self-determination based on the Huron-British Treaty of 1760. The agreement establishes a discussion process on a variety of subjects to explore arrangements that will address the interests and priorities of the Huron-Wendat Nation. Huron-Wendat Grand Chief Remy Vincent said he welcomed the accord’s signing. “I welcome the signing of this framework agreement that provides us with a strong foundation, based on mutual respect and understanding, that will advance…

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