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First Nations

The status of First Nations has been a major issue in Canada since its beginning. Aside from aboriginal issues and the Assembly of First Nations that deals with them, the Canadian constitution? deals ambiguously with the status of these nations, some of which are very ancient. Certain forest issue?s, oil issue?s, Atlantic Coast?, Pacific Coast and Arctic? issues are sensitive to this question.
during election NDP position? Liberal position? Green position? Conservative position?
Canadian federal election, 2006 - in context with other issues would not re-introduce Liberal-authored Indian Affairs changes withdraw Indian Act?; new agreement based on November 2005 conference restrict hunting?, fishing?, trapping? to within sustainable harvest?s - but not for the Atlantic Coast? seal hunt which would end; Oppose and limit logging rights? on federal lands recognize First Peoples Congress? as the representative of urban aboriginal?s; accept outcome of November 2005 conference
Canadian federal election, 2004 - in context with other issues would not re-introduce Liberal-authored Indian Affairs changes Indian Act? as redefined by Chretien restore integrity to "nation to nation" negotiations; legislate primary or "first use?" hunting?, fishing?, trapping? and logging rights? for Aboriginal and M├ętis peoples on traditional lands under federal jurisdiction, subject to mutually agreeable definitions of sustainable harvest?s; Support First Nations process to address governance issues, and if desired, dismantle Indian Affairs? would not re-introduce Liberal-authored Indian Affairs changes; no other policy announced


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