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Thursday, 29 March, 2001, 22:54 GMT 23:54 UK
Indigenous groups meet in Ottawa

Three hundred indigenous leaders have begun meeting in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, to discuss the rights of native Indian tribes from Alaska to Argentina.

Addressing delegates, the leader of Canada's native Indians, Matthew Coone Come, said that despite progress in recent years, indigenous groups still faced oppression.

But he said history had taught Indian tribes to survive, and that by embracing new technology, such as the internet, tribes could achieve unity and cohesion in the future.

The leaders are also drawing up proposals for next month's Summit of the Americas in Quebec.

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