AFN chiefs comment on "Speech from the Throne"

OTTAWA, ON-Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo commented on the federal government's Speech from the Throne officially opening the 41st session of Parliament on October 16, 2013.

"Seizing Canada's moment must mean action for First Nations," said National Chief Atleo. "It must include working with First Nations people and governments to realize the potential of our citizens, our governments and our nations. This is how we will ensure security and prosperity for all Canadians.

The Speech from the Throne includes a number of references to First Nations, in particu...