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Singh meets with NAN leaders – TB Newswatch

NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh, met with NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler to discuss issues of youth suicide, education, health care, and housing in First Nation communities.

THUNDER BAY – Federal NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh, believes that in order to properly address issues affecting First Nations communities, there needs to be a massive restructuring of the relationship between the federal government and Indigenous peoples.

“The basis of any relationship is respect,” Singh said. “The basis for a relationship with the First Nation people has to be that we are respecting sovereign nations as sovereign nations. That is the first vision that we have that we proudly pushed forward this year.”

Singh was in Thunder Bay this weekend and he met with Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler on Sunday to discuss the issue of education, health care, youth suicide, and treaty rights in NAN territories.

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