Premiers forge ahead with Indigenous meeting despite boycott by three groups

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By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press, July 17, 2017 

EDMONTON — Canada’s premiers met with a reduced group of Indigenous leaders Monday after three national bodies — including the Assembly of First Nations — boycotted the event.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said work was done discussing issues such as the socioeconomic challenges for Indigenous women and the state of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

“I think we reached agreement and a fairly shared common purpose on these issues, and I think we’ll see some good work coming out of it,” Notley told reporters.

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