07 Sep Indian Brook signs ‘historic’ deal between government and First Nations (The Weekly Press)
MILLBROOK: The provincial government declared a new era in First Nations relations Sept. 1, as Nova Scotia’s 13 Mi’kmaq chiefs filed into the Glooscap Heritage Centre in Millbrook to sign off on an agreement that could improve the economic future of aboriginal people.
Indian Brook Chief Jerry Sack sat alongside Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Darrell Dexter as they officially approved a deal described as “years in the making.” Coined the “made in Nova Scotia” process, it will allow for simplified access for federal and provincial governments to consult the Mi’kmaq on proposed activities and projects.
“I really think it’s a good thing we have set up for our organization and our people,” said Sack. “There’s no sense in one of us fighting for an issue if they’re fighting just for themselves. We have to fight for everyone—every community is going to be affected by it.” …Go to article.