Module 4 – Post 3: Perry Bellegarde: New leader of the Assembly of First Nations

Perry Bellegarde: New leader of the Assembly of First Nations

A brief, but interesting article written by Nancy MacDonald for MacLean’s Magazine, about the challenges being faced by Bellegarde in balancing the many interests at stake in his role as leader of the Assembly of First Nations.  What stood out for me was the mention of how social media has shifted the balance of power.  With social media’s capacity to raise collective voices, the article highlights the fact that the voices of First Nations groups are often fragmented, and the notion of a unified indigenous voice is one that is hard to come by.

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