Canada's natives to win self-government rights
Saturday 22 August 1992
'We have obtained an interim, but unanimous agreement on the inherent right to self-government of the aboriginal peoples,' Prime Minister Brian Mulroney said after three days of talks. He said the native deal created no new land rights, a big concern in Quebec, where Cree Indian and Inuit Eskimo groups claim large tracts, but it will permit native groups to tax themselves and have direct control over all matters affecting themselves.
Most native leaders welcomed the move, but Mohawk Indians, who clashed with Quebec authorities over land claims in 1990, rejected the agreement.
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