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AFN: Chiefs assembly centres on countrywide issues

By Marcus Bankuti  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) grand chief Victor Bonspille and MCK chief Valerie Bonspille travelled to Ottawa last week to represent Kanesatake at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) special chiefs assembly, where points of shared importance were discussed.   “I was glad that I was able to attend and meet some influential people that will hopefully advance our community in a positive way. I can’t wait for the next one,” said the grand chief.   The assembly, which took place from December 6-8 in Ottawa, welcomed First Nations leaders from across the country as well as a handful of federal government ministers, including prime minister Justin Trudeau.   While opportunities for one-on-one time with these politicians were limited, Bonspille said he raised

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