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Here’s what leaders on Walpole Island are looking for this federal election – CBC

Sep 14, 2021

From truth and reconciliation to justice for residential schools, leaders and band members want to be heard

Justice and reconciliation are some of the key things leaders and band members of Walpole Island First Nation are looking out for in this upcoming federal election.

The First Nation’s Chief Charles Sampson said he’s looking for just resolutions around land claims and respect for international frameworks like the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

“Most importantly, we’re looking at dealing and addressing the residential school issue and these children that died unnecessarily when taken away from their families,” Sampson said.

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