First Nation leaders are concerned Ministry of Natural Resources Minister Linda Jeffrey’s listening tour across NAN territory will be considered as consultation.
“Every time the minister says hello to somebody,” said NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy, that could be consultation to her.
Beardy continues to express concerns about the Far North Act, Bill 191, which was first introduced in the provincial legislature in June 2009 to move towards permanent protection of at least half of Ontario’s Far North.
I have never really been that political and I don’t think most Indigenous people are. We come from a very natural history in terms of living, communicating...