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Policy Briefing: Indigenous Relations Policy Briefing
The Eagle River Singers performing at the AFN's special assembly in Gatineau, Que. on May 1. The organization's national chief elections may impact the politics around the Ottawa's relationship with First Nations going forward. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Advocacy approach to upcoming Indigenous rights bill at stake in AFN national chief elections

The AFN national chief race comes at a critical juncture with a landmark Indigenous rights bill expected to be tabled a few months after the election, something that has sharply divided candidates so far.
Opinion|Natan Obed
We must take the bold and imaginative actions required to ensure that resilient languages like Inuktut will remain so well into the future.
To make good on its promises for better results for First Nations children and their families, it should work with agencies and learn from their experiences and those of their communities to realign rules and incentives to set a new direction for Child and Family Services.
About 53 per cent of respondents said that 'in modern Canada, Indigenous people should have no special status that other Canadians don’t have;' yet in a separate question, about 60 per cent of respondents said the treaties with Indigenous peoples have been 'too often ignored and disregarded by Canada.'
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott also talks about the government's focus on self-governance when it comes to Indigenous services, the pledge to end long-term drinking water advisories, and about what inspires her to do the work she does.
Indigenous Senators were accused of not effectively using 'the hammer' to delay or entirely kill this bill. I believe otherwise.
Now that the Government of Canada has assumed ownership of the project, we hope to build on the collaboration agreements that Kinder Morgan had reached with Métis Nation and First Nations communities.
With full Indigenous partnership for the first time in Canadian history, the country can have a robust, successful natural resource economy.
A new fiscal relationship with the Crown needs to ensure that First Nations benefit fully from the land and resource wealth we agreed to share, not to give up, writes AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde.
Beyond providing essential primary-care services, they take on a range of other roles, including research, teaching, and promoting awareness of the importance of cultural competency in their profession, writes Liberal MP Don Rusnak.
The auditor general found that the department didn’t bother to track literacy rates of First Nation students in comparison with students in the provincial systems, writes NDP MP Charlie Angus, the party's Indigenous affairs critic.
Quebec has made commitments and is doing its part. However, the Crown has not yet honoured its commitments. Let’s hope that the prime minister’s speech will lead to action and that the gap between the living conditions in Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous communities will grow smaller.
News|Neil Moss
For a language to survive it needs to be seen on TVs, heard on radios, and read online, says MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette.

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