The Globe and Mail
Friday, November 24, 2006

A motion by Bob Goulais, a native delegate to the Liberal leadership convention from Nipissing (Ont.) First Nation, would recognize “first nations as nations within the nation of Canada” and first-nation governments as “a legitimate third order of government within Canada.”

Mr. Goulais said Canada should have already recognized that aboriginals formed nations long before Europeans arrived. “It should have been first to be considered as nationhood and the Quebec question second,” he said.