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Former justice minister pays surprise visit to AFN assembly, lambastes Liberals’ UNDRIP action plan – APTN News

Jul 14, 2023

Jody Wilson-Raybould has written three books about her time in politics, and her name is being circulated as a potential candidate to replace recently deposed AFN national chief RoseAnne Archibald.

Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould made a guest appearance at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) summer meeting in Halifax on Thursday, where she took the opportunity to blast the Trudeau government on its United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) action plan.

“They – many of the people in positions of power – still do not get it,” she said in a roughly 40-minute speech to delegates.

“I have told many stories of sitting around with government colleagues and speaking about the recognition of Indigenous rights and the implementation of treaties and how to make transformative change to support self-determination including self-government – and it was like I was from a different planet.”

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