Brazeau Still In Charge Of Aboriginal Congress

Monday, November 17, 2008 at 15:15



The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples says its leader has been re-elected to a four-year term.


According to a release, Patrick Brazeau defeated Lillian George on the first ballot at the organizationl’s annual general assembly in Ottawa on Saturday.


Brazeau says his priorities will include putting pressure on Ottawa to honour commitments to the off-reserve community, as well as engaging the provinces in addressing the fundamental issues around jurisdiction for Aboriginal people.


This weekend’s assembly also saw Kevin Daniels elected to the position of vice-chief.


Daniels, who is a speaker on gang violence, has ties to Saskatoon.