Replace Indian Act, Atleo says

CBC News

The National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo told the country’s 630 chiefs on Tuesday that it is time to move away from the Indian Act.

Atleo laid out a plan calling on all First Nations to carve out their own paths toward self-determination. He was speaking on the opening day of the AFN’s 32nd Annual General Assembly in Moncton, N.B.

"I believe there is both tremendous potential and urgent pressure on us all as First Nation leaders to facilitate, support and create real change in our communities," Atleo said.

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