Chiefs say Manitoba government must change its ways or resign – APTN

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Chiefs say Manitoba government must change its ways or resign – APTN

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202115 Views

Jul 19, 2021

Several First Nations leaders are calling on Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government to either overhaul its approach to First Nations issues or resign.

Grand Chief Garrison Settee of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, which represents 26 northern First Nations, stood alongside others on the steps of the legislature in Winnipeg Monday as fallout continued from Premier Brian Pallister’s remarks about Canadian history.

“Today, we are not here to topple any statues. We are here to topple a government that is racist, a government that has no place in this legislature,” Settee said.

Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs said he is tired of dealing with Pallister.

“I give him every opportunity to have meaningful dialogue. We bring forward meaningful solutions … but he’d rather talk at me,” Dumas said.

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