First Nations leaders react to Throne Speech

October 23, 2013

First Nations leaders are disappointed with last week’s Throne Speech, calling it paternalistic, and suggesting it was too vague in its mention of First Nations education, considering the current debates regarding impending legislation. AFN Regional Chief Morley Googoo, who is in charge of the education file, said he wanted to hear stronger language on the need to improve First Nation education. AFN National Chief Shawn A-in-chut- Atleo stated Canada is at a moment of either “collaboration or collision … it has everything to do with the words that were spoken being followed up with real action, in full partnership” with First Nations. AFN News Release | CBC | APTN (1) | APTN (2) | Saskatoon StarPhoenix