Arrogant, paternalistic’: First Nations leaders in Quebec slam Legault over appearance at Indigenous economic forum – CTV News

Arrogant, paternalistic’: First Nations leaders in Quebec slam Legault over appearance at Indigenous economic forum – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 202151 Views

November 26, 2021

MONTREAL — Many Indigenous leaders described Quebec Premier François Legault as “arrogantc,” “paternalist,” and “dishonest” after his appearance Friday at the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec.

Legault had initially planned not to meet with the chiefs, preferring only to make a speech to the participants. At the insistence of the chiefs, and after a 30-minute delay, he finally agreed to take a total of three questions at the end of his speech, they said.

“He didn’t have time to meet with the chiefs, but he did have time to talk to the media,” said Ghislain Picard, Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, referring to the news conference that immediately followed the premier’s appearance on stage.

One of the chiefs, Réal McKenzie, chose to question Legault on the land issue, asking him to open discussions on the royalties Indigenous communities should receive for the development of their lands. Chief John Martin, on the other hand, addressed the way natural resource access policies are formulated, which he said exclude Indigenous communities.

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