Bill creating reconciliation council ignores Indigenous voices
The Liberals' failure to adopt a House committee’s recommendation to include the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples on the national council is a disrespectful political attack that triggers trauma for Indigenous peoples who have experienced social exclusion because of government policy.
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller sponsored Bill C-29, which would create a national council for reconciliation. Far too many politicians use the term 'reconciliation' as leverage while ignoring the realities Indigenous people face. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia.