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December 9th 2022
From his home office, Pierre Poilievre spoke to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) through a video address about economic reconciliation and how Indigenous Peoples ought to benefit from natural resource projects.
But chiefs who took to the microphone after the Conservative leader’s speech lambasted Poilievre.
Randy Ermineskin, chief of Ermineskin Cree Nation on Treaty 6 territory, blamed conservatives for developing the Alberta and Saskatchewan sovereignty acts, known as the Saskatchewan First Act and the Alberta Sovereignty Within a United Canada Act. This legislation threatens treaty rights developed in conjunction with the Crown, chiefs argue.
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