Idle No More is 'just the start' of First Nations action: Atleo

Assembly First Nation president Shawn Atleo. (CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI AGENCY)

Assembly First Nation president Shawn Atleo. (CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI AGENCY)

Kristy Kirkup, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 9:53 PM ET

OTTAWA - First Nations face a "life-and-death situation" and Canadians should call on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take immediate action, Assembly of First Nation National Chief Shawn Atleo warned Thursday.

On the eve of a mass protest planned for Parliament Hill on Friday, a more-aggressive Atleo suggested his advocacy organization will carry out "legal, political and advocacy work required" to shine light on issues plaguing aboriginal communities.


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