Indigenous leaders hope new minister Anandasangaree will follow in Miller’s footsteps

 By Alessia Passafiume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Indigenous leaders say they are hopeful that new Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Gary Anandasangaree will take inspiration from his predecessor’s approach with organizations, community members and leadership. David Pratt, the first vice-chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, said outgoing minister Marc Miller did a “exemplary job” on the file. He said he hopes the new minister has the same motivation and desire to build meaningful relationships. “Every portfolio shuffle is a little disappointing,” said Pratt. Still, he said the group is “looking forward” to working with the new minister and moving forward on reconciliation. “The days of prime ministers and premiers sitting together making decisions about Indigenous Peoples is over,” he added. “And we need to be included in all conversations about…

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