Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trudeau Meets Congress of Aboriginal Peoples to Discuss Concerns

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trudeau Meets Congress of Aboriginal Peoples to Discuss Concerns

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Trudeau meets Congress of Aboriginal Peoples

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OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett met today with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples -- the first of what will be yearly meetings to ensure the government is focused on indigenous priorities.

Trudeau says the meetings will ensure the group's leaders and members are heard and their concerns are reflected in the Liberal government's much-vaunted "renewed relationship" with indigenous peoples.

Trudeau says he's looking forward to working with Robert Bertrand, the newly elected national chief of the congress.

Others who took part in the meeting included CAP's vice-national chief, its executive officer, a senior policy adviser and indigenous elder Claudette Commanda. …

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