aboriginal summit


‘Immediate steps for action’

The Crown-First Nations Gathering in Ottawa has now concluded with closing remarks from the government and national chief Shawn Atleo.

The joint “outcome statement” that has been released is below.

John Geddes notes one crucial clause.

Crown – First Nations Gathering Outcome Statement


Do you know where your Prime Minister is?

After some degree of controversy over when he would be leaving today’s summit, the Prime Minister has apparently remained at the First Nations summit throughout the afternoon. His press secretary has been providing regular updates as to his whereabouts via Twitter.


‘We need and want Canada to work with us’

The prepared text for remarks made today by Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.


‘We all need to move forward’

The prepared text of the Prime Minister’s remarks at today’s summit.


History in the making

On the eve of today’s summit between the Harper government and Aboriginal leaders, the Prime Minister met privately with a delegation of chiefs. It seems to have not gone entirely well.