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Outfitters’ export permits, gaming profits remain issues for First Nations as Wall resigns – StarPhoenix

August 10, 2017

When Bobby Cameron reflected on Premier Brad Wall’s announcement of his plan to leave politics, the chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) looked mainly to the work they didn’t complete together.

Cameron’s first recollection, however, was of Wall’s compassionate response to the people of La Loche after the deadly school shootings in the northern community in 2015.

“He was there and they remain committed in addressing this and keeping staff on the ground, support services and everything else,” Cameron said in an interview on Thursday.

“We were happy because the people needed to heal. He made an absolutely touching speech when he spoke to the folks in La Loche the time Prime Minister Trudeau was there. We thank him for that.”

Yet, there are still “some items we have to hash out,” Cameron said.

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