'The actions of the prime minister and the government have been of great concern—to say the least—for Indigenous peoples,' says the former Justice minister.
'There is still a long way to go for transformative change in this country for Indigenous peoples. Words matter, and actions are required,' former Justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould told Warren Kinsella in an exclusive interview. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
TORONTO—“A new nation-to-nation process,” they said.
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