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First Nations leaders prepare for high-level meeting

The Assembly of First Nations is meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan, to prepare for high-level discussions with the prime minister of Canada and premiers of the provinces.

Native leaders have been invited to the First Ministers' Meeting for the first time. They want to ensure that issues like treaties and self-government are high on the agenda in addition to poverty, housing, and health care.

The meeting comes as the Canadian government is under fire for its failure to resolve water problems on a remote First Nation in Ontario. The Kashechewan Reserve is being evacuated because E. coli, a dangerous bacteria, is in the water supply and has been linked to high rates of skin conditions and diseases among residents.

Get the Story:
Poverty, treaty rights to top AFN agenda (CBC 11/1)
Ontario shortchanging First Nations over water, Hampton says (CBC 11/1)

Relevant Links:
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