Na­tional chief has 3 jobs for PM

‘A lot of di­a­logue that needs to take place’ be­fore the fed­eral elec­tion, Bel­le­garde says


na­tional chief of the As­sem­bly of First Na­tions says he’s ready to press the Trudeau gov­ern­ment to take more ac­tion on rec­on­cil­i­a­tion be­fore next year’s elec­tion.

Chief Perry Bel­le­garde told a crowd in Hal­i­fax that he has three pri­or­i­ties for Ot­tawa: he wants to see leg­is­la­tion that will pro­tect Indige­nous lan­guages, ad­dress Indige­nous child wel­fare and en­sure the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the United Na­tions Dec­la­ra­tion on the Rights of Indige­nous Peo­ple (UNDRIP).

Bel­le­garde made the com­ments Tues­day in an ad­dress to sev­eral hun­dred del­e­gates at the First Na­tions Self Gov­ern­ment Sum­mit and said those three points are es­sen­tial As­sem­bly of First Na­tions na­tional chief Perry Bel­le­garde told a crowd in Hal­i­fax that he’ll push Trudeau to take more con­crete ac­tion on rec­on­cil­i­a­tion.

for Indige­nous sovereignty. “The ob­jec­tive is to move be­yond the In­dian Act and re­con­sti­tute your­selves as na­tions,” Bel­le­garde said.

He added that there’s “a lot of di­a­logue that needs to take place,” be­fore the fed­eral elec­tion in Oc­to­ber 2019.

Re­gional chiefs from across the coun­try will con­vene next week in Ot­tawa for an an­nual meet­ing of The As­sem­bly of First Na­tions, and Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau is sched­uled to at­tend the first of three days of talks, ac­cord­ing to the prime minthe

is­ter’s spokesper­son Eleanore Catanero. A man is fac­ing sev­eral charges af­ter he al­legedly broke into a Dart­mouth vape shop and de­stroyed a large aquar­ium full of fish.

Hal­i­fax Re­gional Po­lice said they re­sponded to an Po­lice are warn­ing peo­ple about the lat­est scam that has the po­ten­tial to catch some con­sumers off-guard.

On Mon­day, a home-seller was con­tacted via email by some­one who ap­peared to be their real­tor. The per­son they be­lieved to be their real es­tate WWW.THES­TAR.COM

alarm around 5 a.m. Mon­day morn­ing at the Cloud Fac­tory Vape Shop, at 172 Wyse Rd. Of­fi­cers who re­sponded de­ter­mined the busi­ness had been bro­ken into and they, along with the K9 unit, ar­rested a man shortly af­ter at a res­i­dence on Wind­mill Rd.

Shawn Patrick New­man, 38, of Dart­mouth is fac­ing charges that in­clude break and en­ter, pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty, mis­chief over $5,000, pos­ses­sion of a weapon, pos­ses­sion of break-in tools and wear­ing a dis­guise. New­man is charged with in­jur­ing or en­dan­ger­ing “other an­i­mals.”

Man charged af­ter fish aquar­ium de­stroyed in vape shop break-in

agent re­quested an e-trans­fer to be held in trust pend­ing a home in­spec­tion.

East Hants Dis­trict RCMP said af­ter the e-trans­fer was ac­cepted, the home­owner con­tacted their real es­tate agent and learned their agent had not re­quested any such de­posit. A po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion de­ter­mined the real es­tate agent’s email had been hacked.

Po­lice said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing.

RCMP warn of scam af­ter real es­tate agent’s email hacked

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