Aboriginal leaders across Canada are unhappy with the federal budget presented March 20 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government.

“This budget is doing nothing for First Nations people. It’s very disappointing,” Nova Scotia Micmac Chief Shirley Clarke said in the Montreal Gazette. “Sometimes confrontation may be the way to go, because sometimes nobody is listening.”

She is upset that the budget does not address dire needs for housing, health and social ills of the 633 reserves in the country.