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Indigenous leaders have role to play in modernizing First Nations

By Sheila Copps      

When the Indian Act was amended back in 1985 to conform with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the biggest opponents of abolishing institutionalized sexism were Aboriginal chiefs.

Jane Philpott is sworn in as minister of Indigenous Services by Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick on Aug. 28, 2017. She said afterward that 'we're undoing generations of dysfunctional and discriminatory structures. We don't want to pretend that this is going to be done overnight.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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OTTAWA—Last week’s cabinet remake will prompt a much-needed reboot of the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. By splitting it in two, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is legally acknowledging what many have realized for years. The promised delivery of territorial services in remote Indigenous communities is a huge undertaking that will take more than an election promise to deliver. Trudeau has announced a five-year timeline to abolish all boil-water advisories on territorial lands. For most of us, comfortably

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