Stephen Harper ignores Canada’s First Nations at own peril: Walkom

Toronto Star: Historically, the Canadian government has catered to aboriginals only when it needed them. It needs them now. Specifically, Prime Minister Stephen Harper needs First Nations on side if his government is to push through its ambitious resource development plans and reap the requisite political awards. British Columbia’s native communities have the capacity to tie up — perhaps indefinitely — Harper’s proposed oil pipeline to the Pacific Coast. They have promised to do just that. Mining development......

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