Indian affairs overhaul faces delays
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FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2002

Changes in the federal Indian Act are being delayed to address objections from First Nations leaders.

The Department of Indian and Northern Affairs announced it wanted to overhaul the law but met substantial resistsance. Scoping meetings held last year were boycotted.

Indian Affairs Minister Robert Nault was planning to unveil the results of that process today. He did announce a new bill to speed up land claim settlements, though.

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Changes to Indian Act may be delayed (CBC 6/14)
Ottawa moves to settle hundreds of land claims (CBC 6/13)

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