People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier announced his platform for Indigenous issues at an Edmonton press conference on the weekend, joined by the party’s Indigenous candidates. After the announcement, the PPC platform, which calls for a repeal of the Indian Act and a “freedom”-first approach for Crown-Indigenous relations, Chief Calvin Bruneau of the Papaschase First Nation in Edmonton endorsed Bernier and presented him with a ceremonial blanket.

True North’s Andrew Lawton reports.

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