Kill the bill, say First Nations as they unite in opposition to Metis self governance legislation

Canada’s move give the Metis Nations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario self-government that could affect First Nations rights and lands is being hotly opposed with the Ontario First Nations leading the push to “kill the bill”.  Gull Bay First Nation Chief Wilfred King (left) , Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod and Regional Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations  at the AFN assembly in Halifax last week are working  on Resolution 33/2023, “Protect First Nations Rights and Interests from Unfounded Métis Rights Assertions.”   `First Nations in Ontario are calling for Bill C-53 to be withdrawn so that there is a proper due diligence by Canada and consultation with First Nations before the bill is passed to prevent a mistake that will harm legitimate rights holders for…

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