Mr. Speaker, when we went abroad we did it a lot more wisely than the AFN. We went to Greenland to negotiate economic agreements with aboriginal people. We went to New Zealand to negotiate economic agreements between our aboriginal people and their aboriginal people. We went to the United States to negotiate economic agreements on agriculture. We went to Mexico to negotiate a forestry agreement between the Meadow Lake Tribal
Council and the people there. I could go on. I am glad the member has given me this opportunity.
While they were talking, we were moving over jurisdiction in gas and oil in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
We made amendments to the Indian Act which the hon. member opposed. It gave power to those people. No country has gone as far as Canada.
We said that these powers belonged to aboriginal people. They came from the creator. We are prepared as a federal government to say that education is theirs, health is theirs. Marriage, custody, culture and language are theirs. The hon. member would not support those things.