Green Cove pro­ject needs First Na­tions ap­proval

Cape Breton Post - - EDITORIAL -

I be­lieve the pro­posed war me­mo­rial pro­ject at Green Cove is be­ing built as a legacy to Prime Min­is­ter Stephen Harper.

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment, through Parks Canada, has al­ready pro­vided the ‘Never For­got­ten War Me­mo­rial Foun­da­tion’ with $100,000 to be­gin the process.

The ini­tial group of peo­ple who should have been con­sulted re­gard­ing this pro­ject would be mem­bers of the First Na­tions com­mu­nity. I’ve seen many news­pa­per ar­ti­cles with re­gards to the pro­posed me­mo­rial but nowhere have I seen it men­tioned that they have been con­sulted and have ac­tu­ally given their ap­proval.

Why should they be con­sulted?

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