Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs calls exclusion ‘act of treachery’
The leader of a B.C. First Nation says it’s a “total slap in the face” that Indigenous peoples will not be at the table when Canada and the United States renegotiate the Columbia River Treaty.
Chief Wayne Christian called it “quite disturbing” that the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council and two other B.C. Nations won’t be involved in next week’s discussions.
“With the prime minister’s words of ‘nation to nation’ in the era of reconciliation and him talking to the world and the United Nations and the implementation of [the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples] and all of those things, he’s basically been lying to the world,” Christian told Daybreak South host Chris Walker.