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After election, NDP pressed to keep promises to aboriginals – Calgary Herald

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2015868 Views

May 9, 2015

Alberta’s NDP made sweeping promises to aboriginals during the election campaign, from backing a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, to bringing more aboriginal culture and history to the province’s school curriculum.

But the platform is not necessarily what has given some aboriginal leaders and supporters considerable hope, there may be a break from what they called a paternalistic relationship between government and their people. It’s the language Rachel Notley used in her victory speech on Tuesday night.

“To Alberta’s indigenous peoples, the trust that we have been given tonight is a call to be better neighbours and better partners,” Notley said. “And I am looking forward to consulting with you and learning from you.”

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