Natives growing restless

Posted: May 10, 2007 in Headlines, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism

Unbowed by federal government threats to cut funding, First Nations across the country continue to make plans for a one-day shut down of the railway system that could spread into weeks. (link-Official announcement of a day of terrorism)

Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice’s aggressive stance on First Nations demands have pushed relations to a new level of acrimony.

“The Conservatives have united First Nations across the country,” said Terrance Nelson, chairman of the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Chiefs, which represents nine Manitoba First Nations. “They have pissed off one hell of a lot of chiefs.”

Anticipating the actions of the Conservative government, the Assembly of First Nations overwhelmingly passed a resolution in December calling for a day of action on June 29.

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