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, AB, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 28 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the government of Canada has recognized that they have to respect other people on the basis that we had this thing and that we entitled to equality, in terms of weapons representing ourselves and I think that's a very important principle than a very important first step towards the ultimate goal that we all share as the leaders of First Nations of equality at the first ministers conference >>

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