Indigenous inclusion, with enough numbers to be heard, is fundamental to any democratic structure, especially for one that claims to represent Indigenous peoples in Canada. This also applies to the civil service. We cannot say Canada’s political system and civil service are representative until Indigenous voices are heard and respected on every bill and in every debate and at every parliamentary and cabinet committee table. The upcoming generation of Indigenous leaders will not accept anything less; not a watered-down toothless pilot, and not a tearful apology to cover up lack of action. We are part of this country, and it’s time to change structures to respect our voices.