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February 4, 2013

Conservative Senator Brazeau Continues To Disrespect First Nations

 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is disappointed by the disparaging remarks made Tuesday January 29, by Senator Patrick Brazeau with respect to Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat First Nation. During his comments at a provincial candidate fundraiser in Orleans, Ontario, Senator Brazeau reportedly led the mocking of Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike and weight.

“Never have First Nations encountered such disappointing behaviour from any representative of Canadian government as that of Senator Patrick Brazeau,” said NAN Grand Chief Harvey Yesno. “While these comments were made amongst and to entertain Conservative supporters, Senator Brazeau’s comments are not representative of the First Nation’s values to treat one another including our federal and provincial counterparts with respect. In short, there is no defense for the comments made by Senator Brazeau.”

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