Akaitcho leaders welcome Isaac report findings

Map courtesy of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Chiefs from the Akaitcho First Nations say they are pleased with Thomas Issac’s report on land claims.

“A Path to Reconciliation” was released to the public highlighting, issues slowing down land claims negotiations on April 5th in Ottawa.

In a press release Deninu Kue Chief Louis Balsillie said “Isaac’s report validated many of their concerns, particularly the limited mandates of the federal and territorial negotiators.”

The four communities have been negotiating with Canada and the GNWT since July 25th 2000, which was also the 100th Anniversary of Treaty 8.

No leaders were available for comment last week.

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Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He covered female university soccer and volleyball in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario in 2007. He's covered politics and Indigenous stories in both the NWT and Yukon over the last 10 years.

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