The Canadian Press

1991-07-05 | Natives constitution

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Ottawa agreed to give Canada's native peoples a major role in reforming the Constitution. A native committee would work in parallel with the parliamentary committee on national unity. Ovide (OH'-vid) Mercredi, chief of the Assembly of First Nations, called the move precedent-setting.

Date: 1991-07-05
Placeline: MORLEY, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 28 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the government of Canada recognize that they have to respect our people on the basis that we are distinct and are we entitled to equality in terms of reference representing ourselves and I think that's a very important first step towards that ultimate goal that we all share leaders are First Nations of equality at the first ministers conference >>