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Where are First Nations issues this federal campaign? – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2015478 Views

October 14, 2015

If we’ve heard far too much about the niqab in the current federal election campaign, what we’ve heard far too little about are the fundamental and urgent issues involving aboriginal people in this country.

It’s only now, with less than a week to go before election day Oct. 19, that the party leaders increasingly are addressing those issues, which include the scandalous shortage of proper housing and clean water in many communities, underspending on education for aboriginals and the high number of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Last week, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair unveiled the indigenous plank of his party’s platform, pledging a “nation-to-nation” relationship with aboriginal peoples and big spending, concerning education in particular.

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