Government Commitments: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

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May 8, 2024


British Columbia commits to reconciliation with new action plan

First Peoples Law Report: Vernon Matters – The province of B.C. will be undertaking several reconciliation actions in the government building. B.C.’s new Reconciliation Action Plan outlines efforts to address historical injustices and ways to build new relationships with Indigenous Peoples. “As Speaker, it’s my priority to ensure every person who visits the Parliament Buildings...

April 25, 2024


Missing Indigenous children: a third review since the Act came into force

NationTalk: QUÉBEC CITY – Minister Responsible for Relations with the First Nations and the Inuit Ian Lafrenière today submitted in the National Assembly the third annual report on the administration of the Act to authorize the communication of personal information to the families of Indigenous children who went missing or died after being admitted to...

April 2, 2024


New legislation will eliminate discriminatory barriers for First Nations

NationTalk: VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia has introduced legislative amendments that will provide administrative changes to the ways First Nations can acquire, hold and register fee simple land in B.C., reducing discriminatory and racist barriers. If passed by the legislature, Bill 13 – Land Title and Property Law Amendment Act, 2024, will specify...

February 14, 2024


Budget 2024 must stand up the Indigenous loan guarantee program

So far, Ontario and Alberta’s programs have unlocked $1.5 billion in equity investments By Sharleen Gale, Willie Sellers, Priscilla Mueller, Andrew John, Darrell Beaulieu| NationTalk: The Hub – With the legal implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, a paradigm shift is underway around how governments and industry successfully advance natural...

February 6, 2024


Métis National Council Commends Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee’s Adoption of Bill C-53

NationTalk: Yesterday, the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee (INAN) confirmed adoption of Bill C-53, the Recognition of Certain Métis Governments in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan and Métis Self-Government Act. The Métis National Council supports this decision and looks forward to swift passage of the bill in the House of Commons. As part of the INAN...

February 6, 2024


Celebrating Louis Riel

New bill recognizing Riel sets the stage for annual Louis Riel Day celebration  NationTalk: UM Today News– This year’s Louis Riel Day marks the first celebration since the introduction of a bill to recognize Riel as Manitoba’s honorary first premier. UM Today spoke with three members of the Métis community at the University of Manitoba about the significance...

October 20, 2023


Senate Gives First Nations Gaming Bill a Second Reading

NationTalk: CasinoReports – This week, Senator Scott Tannas’ Bill S-268 has progressed for a second reading in the Senate. If passed, the legislation would grant First Nations the opportunity to license, conduct, and manage gambling operations on reserves. The legislation was initially tabled in June 2023, and Mr. Tannas who has never sponsored a bill...

July 27, 2023


Sixty-eight organizations receive grants to help shape anti-racism legislation

NationTalk: VICTORIA – Racialized people can now share their perspectives in culturally safe spaces as 68 organizations across B.C. receive more than $300,000 to engage community members on the development of new anti-racism legislation. “Too many people in B.C. experience systemic racism every day,” said Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives. “Part of how we...

June 22, 2023


An important step in upholding the human rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada

NationTalk: Department of Justice Canada – June 21, 2023: The implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (UN Declaration Act) will build a better, more equitable future for both Canada and Indigenous peoples. Together with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, we are moving forward and honoring nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, and...

December 21, 2022


Manitoba Government Launches EngageMB Survey to Inform New Water Action Plan

NationTalk: Manitobans Invited To Help Shape Water Strategy Action Plan: Wharton The Manitoba government is announcing the launch of online public engagement to seek input for the first water strategy action plan under the new water management strategy, Environment, Climate and Parks Minister Jeff Wharton announced today. “We’re inviting all Manitobans to provide feedback and...

May 27, 2022


Quebec cabinet minister vows to protect Indigenous languages following Bill 96 passage

Nunatsiaq News: Quebec Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière says he’s committed to supporting Indigenous people in the province, after his government approved a new law this week protecting French language use. On Tuesday, the Quebec National Assembly voted to pass Bill 96, which aims to affirm French as the only official language in the province. It’s...

March 3, 2022


Pursuing legislative solution to end impact of enfranchisement under the Indian Act

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Juristes Power Law, who represent the plaintiffs in the Nicholas v Canada (Attorney General), are pleased to announce that they have reached a mutual agreement to put the litigation on hold while working to pursue a legislative solution to end the ongoing impact of enfranchisement under...

November 17, 2021


Bill 18 “Indigenous Identity” and Bill 29 “Interpretation Act Amendments”

BC Government – Tabled Bill 18, which adds Indigenous identity as a protected ground against discrimination in the B.C. Human Rights Code. He also tabled Bill 29, which amends the Interpretation Act to make it clear that all provincial laws uphold, and do not diminish, the rights of Indigenous people protected under section 35 of...

October 8, 2021


The Path to Reconciliation Act Amendments

The Manitoba government has introduced amendments to Bill 75, “the Path to Reconciliation Amendment Act” that would establish the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls for Justice as a key component of its approach to advancing truth and reconciliation in Manitoba. Under this legislation, Manitoba’s efforts are to be guided...

July 20, 2021


Revisions to “Draft” Action Plan to Implement UNDRIP

McCarthy Tetrault – The “draft” action Plan released in June 202 “identifies 79 proposed actions that the provincial government will take to achieve the objectives of UNDRIP in cooperation with Indigenous peoples over the next five years. The Province is currently seeking input on the plan and the deadline for submissions is July 31, 2021....

December 7, 2020


Legislative Development Protocol

Cabin Radio – A new Legislative Development Protocol from the Intergovernmental Council of the Northwest Territories gives Indigenous governments a seat at the table for decisions about land and resource management. The protocol is consistent with the IGA commitment to collaborate on changes to land and resource management systems, as well as providing a consistent...

December 1, 2020


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2020

The section on Legacies outlines the Manitoba government’s efforts to address the disparities existing between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Manitoba’s social, political and economic systems and institutions. We have collaborated with many different service providers and organizations to address gaps in the areas of child welfare, education, language and culture, and health and justice....

June 30, 2020


2019/20 UNDRIP Report Card

Release of the 2019/2020 UNDRIP Report Card outlines progress made towards implementation for the time period from the date on which the Declaration Act was brought into force (November 28, 2019) until end of fiscal year 2019/20 (March 31, 2020). Progress to date includes the following: Revitalizing Indigenous Languages Improving Justice for Indigenous People Improving...

November 22, 2019


Response to UNDRIP

In response to a question about New Brunswick adopting and implementing UNDRIP, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs indicated that their priority was to undertake a technical review of the BC Declaration and understand the Aboriginal treaty rights and the peace and friendship rights....

October 24, 2019


Intro Bill 41 “The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act”

Premier John Horgan’s government introduced Bill 41 – ”The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act” to have the laws of BC reflect the United Nations The declaration’s 46 articles are aimed at making sure Indigenous peoples can survive with dignity and are treated fairly and with equity after colonization. (Toronto Star) The Declaration...

September, 2019


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2019

The first sections highlight new efforts the Manitoba government undertook between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, while the later sections identify the previously reported and ongoing activities. Each year, the Manitoba government implements and supports a number of initiatives that further reconciliation outside of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to...

November 29, 2018


UNDRIP

The BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit and Union of BC Indian Chiefs, working together as the First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC), and the Province announced they are co-developing new legislation for introduction in 2019 to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in B.C. The Commitment recognizes our...

November 14, 2018


Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Frwamework

The Liberal government won’t be tabling legislation to create its promised Federal Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework this fall as previously planned. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett’s office, which has the lead on the file, issued a statement saying work would continue to develop the framework to enshrine Section 35 rights in the...

October 2, 2018


Bill No. 78 – Truth and Reconciliation Commitment Act:

Bill No, 78 – Truth and Reconciliation Commitment Act: An Act to Implement the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada”, a private members bill introduced in the Nova Scotia legislature with two main commitments: The Province is committed to implementing the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission...

August 20, 2018


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2018

The Manitoba Government reports on its actions following the two broad categories of “Legacies” and “Reconciliation” used by the TRC. The section on Legacies outlines the Manitoba governments efforts to address the disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Manitoba’s social, political and economic systems and institutions. We have collaborated with many different service providers...

February 14, 2018


Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework.

Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the government will develop in full partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people a new recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights framework that will include new ways to recognize and implement Indigenous rights. This will include new recognition and implementation of rights legislation. Going forward recognition of rights will...

June 1, 2017


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2017

This report is composed of three sections; Addressing Legacies, Reconciling for the Future and Looking Forward. Engagement with Indigenous nations and Indigenous peoples is integrated into our efforts towards a reconciled province and especially highlighted in the section, Reconciling for our Future – Reconciling Relationships. Addressing Legacies Caring for Children and Families Improving Health Outcomes...

June 1, 2016


The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2016

Objectives: Manitoba Families; the new government has introduced “The Protecting Children Act‘ to make it easier for government departments, child and family service authorities, community service providers and law enforcement agencies to share information and collaborate when dealing with victimized and at-risk children. the government will foster innovative community and private sector partnerships that promote...

March 15, 2016


Path to Reconciliation Act

“The Path to Reconciliation” passed unanimously is committed to reconciliation and will be “guided by the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the principles set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” Government commits to annual updates 3 months after the fiscal year end. This Bill...

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