Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Aboriginal Groups Pull out of Premiers Meeting: AFN Official

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Aboriginal Groups Pull out of Premiers Meeting: AFN Official

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Aboriginal groups pull out of premiers meeting

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EDMONTON - An Ontario chief says three national Indigenous groups have told Alberta Premier Rachel Notley they won't be at a meeting with the premiers next week in Edmonton.

Isadore Day, Ontario chief with the Assembly of First Nations, says he supports the decision by leaders of the Assembly of First Nations, the Metis National Council and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami not to attend the meeting on Monday, the day before the premiers hold their own talks.

"Our participation needs to be meaningful," Day said Friday. "Talk is cheap."

The leaders of the three groups have scheduled a news conference for Monday morning in Toronto, saying they "expect full inclusion in intergovernmental tables. …

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