Revive defunct Kelowna Accord, ex-AFN national chief says

Yahoo News

March 16, 2016

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Phil Fontaine is proud of the progress that has been made for aboriginal Canadians, including his work in securing a 2006 class-action victory for residential school survivors and an official apology two years later to survivors from then-prime minister Stephen Harper.

But true reconciliation between the country and its indigenous Canadians requires more work, the former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations said at McGill University a week ago, including the revival of the Kelowna Accord.

The now-defunct 2005 accord was a $5-billion agreement between Canada’s five national aboriginal leaders, then-prime minister Paul Martin, and the provinces and …

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