The historical racially based piecemeal approach to change in the relationship with Indigenous peoples needs a big rethink.
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett announces Dec. 14 that Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, right, will be chair of the interim board of directors working to establish a National Council for Reconciliation. Words like reconciliation are being used a lot in national discussions involving Indigenous peoples, writes Gar Pardy, while thornier terms like sovereignty lurk in the background. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—The value-laden words of truth, apology, reconciliation, compensation, and nation are all being used repeatedly in the national exchanges involving Indigenous peoples.
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The Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis This e-book summarizes the work on the opioid crisis that is going on at the federal level: what the House of Commons and the Senate have been listening to and acting on to help stop and mitigate this tragedy.
Fostering use of Inuit languages was a key aim in creating Nunavut, but 20 years later, NTI president Aluki Kotierk says there's been a 'failure' when it comes to providing essential services to the public in Inuktut.
If the current voting trends continued until election time, the Green Party could win 14 seats, says EKOS president Frank Graves. But he also says if progressive voters choose to vote strategically to prevent the Conservatives from forming government, they could vote for the Liberals.