Indigenous Peoples Will Continue to Shape the Future of Canada

Indigenous peoples have shaped many critical moments of this country’s history.  That history begins with nation-to-nation Treaties which are a foundational element of our constitutional landscape.   In the early 1980’s, Brian Slattery spoke of Canada‘s “hidden constitution”. He was referring to the constitutional principles upholding Indigenous peoples’ rights rooted in Treaties and the Royal Proclamation of 1763 — […]

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Support for Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act is strong!

Support for passage of a bill to advance respect of Indigenous peoples human rights in Canada is strong and growing despite recent efforts by un-elected Conservative Senators to block its passage.

Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act is a short Bill with four operative paragraphs. Its passage would represent a very positive step to advance reconciliation and ensure respect of the human rights of Indigenous peoples.

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