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First Nations peoples are seen on Parliament Hill during an Idle no More demo in Ottawa Jan 28...

First Nations peoples are seen on Parliament Hill during an Idle no More demo in Ottawa Jan 28 2013. Andre Forget/QMI Agency

Kristy Kirkup, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 6:34 PM ET

OTTAWA - First Nations frustration, which centres around two government budget bills, was on display at peaceful protests across Canada Monday but Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated the feds are not going to change their approach to aboriginal affairs.

"We have made unprecedented investments into things that will make a concrete difference in the lives of people," Harper said while First Nations protesters gathered on Parliament Hill Monday to greet MPs returning to work after a holiday break.

The RCMP estimates about 400 protesters were gathered at the height of the Ottawa protest.


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