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Stephen Harper/Aboriginal summit

2012-02-21

Queen’s University Global Development Studies professor Bob Lovelace is available to discuss Tuesday’s meeting between Aboriginal leaders and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The meeting is in response to the Attawapiskat First Nation housing crisis.

Professor Lovelace, a retired Ardoch Algonquin First Nation chief, feels this meeting significant because it will impact all Canadians.

“This is a very important meeting because it affects every Canadian. We are working with 18th and 19th century Aboriginal policy that is so outdated it is essentially causing Aboriginal poverty. To solve the issues around Aboriginal policy, we have to bite the bullet now or later, and biting it later will be much tougher,” says Professor Lovelace.

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