CAP makes urban, off reserve Indigenous voices heard at premiers’ meetings in Winnipeg

 By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) was excited to share their voices with premiers from across Canada at meetings held last week in Winnipeg, the group said. CAP, which works on behalf of off-reserve and urban Indigenous people across the country, was present at the meetings, which brought together provincial and territorial premiers from across the country. CAP national chief Elmer St-Pierre said he was happy with the experience, even if at times he feels like he is in opposition with other national Indigenous organizations (NIOs). “It’s profoundly important that Premiers, along with all other leaders in this country, hear from urban and rural Indigenous voices who face countless, unique challenges,” St. Pierre said. “Despite attempts from other NIOs to exclude and minimize…

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