For First Nation communities and elected chief and councils, caution is merited. And for elected MPs, within or outside government, transparency, accountability and honesty on this 'new' approach is overdue.
About 53 per cent of respondents said that 'in modern Canada, Indigenous people should have no special status that other Canadians donâ€™t have.'
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott also talked about the government's focus on self-governance when it comes to Indigenous services, the pledge to end long-term drinking water advisories, and what inspires her.
The responses from the government to the AG's reports seem to be more benign and dismissive than ever before. In speaking with my fellow ombudsmen at the federal level, this seems to be a recurring theme.
Indigenous Senators worked hard last week playing a key role in the passage of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, in the Senate of Canada. Through the long and passionate debate, we heard a myriad of…