Globe and Mail: Federal relationship emerges as key issue in Assembly of First Nations campaign

...Russ Diabo, a First Nations activist from Kahnawake, south of Montreal, who is...running to be national chief, says Mr. Trudeau’s “charm offensive” masks the government’s drive to stifle the inherent and treaty rights of Canada’s Indigenous people.

“I think the Trudeau government represents a threat to our rights. The way they’ve operated right from the beginning is in secrecy,” Mr. Diabo says. “When they bring things out, it’s without consulting our people, let alone the AFN who they have signed these top-down agreements with.”