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A group of First Nations adults and youth finish a spiritual journey from Attawapiskat First Nation to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, February 24, 2014. The 25 walkers traveled 1,700 km with concerns about broken treaties, land and water protection and human rights issues.
A group of First Nations adults and youth finish a spiritual journey from Attawapiskat First Nation to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, February 24, 2014. The 25 walkers traveled 1,700 km with concerns about broken treaties, land and water protection and human rights issues.
(Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Is Harper dodging responsibility for First Nations?

There was a familiar ring to the news that the federal Conservative government wants to absolve itself of legal liability for the actions and inactions of First Nations police forces.

It was the word liability – something that appeared prominently in another government document that has been making headlines recently.