THUNDER BAY – ABORIGINAL – “As you are aware, Bill C-33, the Harper government’s proposed First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act went up for its first debate on second reading in the House of Commons on April 30 despite it not going for national debate of First Nations by the chiefs in this country,” stated Ontario Regional Chief Beardy. “I am requesting that the AFN executive immediately call for a Confederacy of Nations meeting.”
Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy has called for an emergency Assembly of First Nations meeting to deal with the controversial First Nation education bill currently before the federal Parliament.
Regional Chief Stan Beardy has sent a fax to all of the AFN’s regional chiefs, and AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo that is calling for the emergency meeting to be held in Ottawa on May 14.
Regional Chief Beardy is part of the AFN executive representing Ontario at the table.
Beardy is invoking Article 14 of the AFN charter that gives members of the AFN’s executive committee the ability to request a special session.