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Federal parties aren’t really listening to First Nations communities, says Indigenous voter – CBC Radio

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201971 Views

Reconciliation won’t be possible until parties ‘take truth into account’: Liana Wolf Leg

Oct 01, 2019

Reconciliation can’t be achieved until the federal parties start listening to Indigenous communities, according to one First Nations voter.

“We have been coming out with our truth, talking about residential schools, talking about economic insecurity, talking about the state of the land that we’re living on right now, talking about our state of housing, but nobody’s truly listening,” said Liana Wolf Leg, who works for the Reconciliation Pipeline — a pro-pipeline group who want Indigenous communities to have a majority stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Wolf Leg, who is a member of the Siksika Nation in southern Alberta, told The Current’s interim host Laura Lynch that she sees some of the federal parties working towards achieving reconciliation, but that “they need to be open to start hearing.”

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