This is a seperate topic from the Idle No More thread.
The AFN has set a time for a news conference to take place today at 2:00p ET, ahead of tomorrow's meeting First Nation's / Prime Minister's meeting with this Communique.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, had issued a statement on January 8th, 2013 supporting the need for "meaningful dialogue" through this meeting.
Many have publicly expressed their expectations for this meeting and are too many to reference. Suffice it to say they are expressions of everything from hopeful to scepticism.
It also turns out the Governor General will be holding a meeting with First Nations after all, but only after the January 11th meeting as explained in this article. And to complicate things even more, the PM will only be attending portion of the meeting.
[QUOTE]“It is disappointing that the Prime Minister has not committed to attending the full three hours of this meeting,” said the AFN in the document.
The group said it was attempting to secure a meeting with a smaller delegation, including Harper, for a more focused discussion later in the day.[/QUOTE]
The PM just couldn't afford the three hours that were planned?