[S.I.S.I.S. note: The following mainstream news article may contain biased or distorted information and may be missing pertinent facts and/or context. It is provided for reference only.]
The Assembly of First Nations is finally getting a meeting with Prime Minister Jean Chretien after years of unsuccessful attempts. National chief Phil Fontaine is scheduled to meet with Mr. Chretien today for an informal discussion, said Jennifer Lang, a spokeswoman in the Prime Minister's Office. The meeting is a sign of the thawing of frosty relations between the federal government and the assembly.
[S.I.S.I.S. note: Mr. Fontaine is a former employee of the federal Department of Indian Affairs. Mr. Chretien was the Minister of Indian Affairs at the time.]