Shawn Brant (Canadian Press file photo)In a week during which the Harper government unveiled its historic education deal with First Nations, we have a reminder that not all is well between Aboriginals and the Conservatives.
As first reported by APTN News, Shawn Brant, a member the Mohawk Community of Tyendinaga, is threatening "war" against Harper if the Tories don't launch an inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women.
He made the threat of action in a very thoughtful letter to the Prime Minister dated February 4.
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"In a report, published in September 2013 by MaryAnne Pearce and recently obtained by the RCMP, some 824 First Nations women have now been identified as having been murdered or gone missing, with a majority of those cases documented as having occurred in the past 15 years.
"Your unwillingness to consider this first step at reconciliation is well documented and understood.
"It is our opinion that all diplomatic means to convince you of the need for an inquiry have failed. Further, the tears and sadness of