On July 25th, Chiefs from across Canada, or their proxies, will vote for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. For this AMMSA Radio forum, the Candidates had the same questions and had five minutes to answer them. Names were drawn from a hat to determine the order of the presentations here.
Miles Richardson starts the presentations off:
“There’s no way that our women and girls should be feeling so unsafe in this country, and dammit our leaders have to stand up and protect them and hold Canada accountable to protecting them.”
“I’ve heard from a lot of chiefs already that they believe there’s problems with the way that AFN does votes, and the way that the AFN does business.”
“We should be designing our own programs. There should never be anything planned about us without us.”
“We’re supposed to be working toward long-term, sustainable, predictable funding. And we want to make sure that any funding is treaty-based, it’s based on needs, it's based on total population on and off the reserves… keeps up with inflation.”
Jeremy Harpe of CJWE 88.1 Calgary, Listen Live at http://www.cjwe.ca/player/
Dustin McGladrey of CFWE-FM. Listen Live at http://www.cfweradio.ca/player/