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First Nations Chief Rejects 'Charade' UK-Canada Reconciliation Ceremony

A top British Columbia First Nations chief has rejected an invitation to a "reconciliation ceremony" with the U.K. royals during their visit to Canada, saying he would not participate in the "public charade" that whitewashes the government's policy failures on Indigenous issues.

"Reconciliation has to be more than empty symbolic gestures," Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) said on Monday.  Read more.

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