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Assembly of First Nations to campaign for national monument

By Caitrin Pilkington  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Assembly of First Nations leaders will campaign for a monument on Parliament Hill in recognition of atrocities committed by the British and Canadian governments. The resolution was put forward at a December meeting by the Chief of Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia, and seconded by the N.W.T.’s Chief Frank Andrew of the Tulita Dene Band. The document presented at that meeting, the assembly’s annual general meeting in Ottawa, highlights a number of specific harms perpetrated by Canada against Indigenous people, such as the elimination of the Beothuk People in Newfoundland, the execution of six Chilcotin chiefs in central British Columbia, and the displacement and destruction of Blondin family homes in the N.W.T.’s Norman Wells oilfield. AFN is calling for the federal government

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