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Additional Themes from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action are comprehensive and detailed, focused as they are on what needs to be done to resolve long-standing issues negatively impacting Indigenous lives. Within the Calls to Action are specific areas that are mentioned in various contexts but that need more in-depth coverage.

Select each of the following to find details information of each of the various themes: Current Reality, Background information

Food Insecurity

Current Reality Food insecurity has reached crisis levels in all four Inuit regions. In one Inuit region, 70% of Inuit adults were found to be……

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Urban Commitments to Reconciliation

Current Reality The most recent census counted 1.67 million Indigenous people in Canada in 2016, or 4.9% of the total population. About half (44%) of the Indigenous population—representing 731,480 First Nations……

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Drinking Water Advisories

Current Reality As of Feb. 3,  2023, 28 First Nations communities still have  32 long-term drinking water advisories. Progress is as follows: Drinking Water Advisory……

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Current Reality From the devastating impacts of climate change to the devastation caused by rapacious resource extraction projects on Indigenous territory, the environment suffers the……

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Current Reality Sept. 22, 2022: The 2021 census finds about 17.1 per cent of Indigenous people live in crowded homes, and 16.4 per cent live in……

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Suicide Prevention

Current Reality “Canada is one of the few developed countries that does not have a national suicide prevention strategy.” Resilience in Life. Executive Summary. January……

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Treaties and Land Claims

Current Reality As the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples affirms in Article 28: Indigenous peoples have the right to redress, by……

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Government commitments

What governments say and what they do can be radically different. This section states at a macro-level what specific actions and commitments each level of government – federal, provincial and territory – has made towards reconciliation with each Indigenous group: First Nations, Metis and Inuit.

Clicking “Explore All” takes you the Government Commitments to Reconciliation landing page where you will find the Current Reality, Current Problems and additional Background Information

First Nations

What have federal, provincial and territory governments committed to the 634 First Nations – off and on reserve?

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What have federal, provincial and territory governments committed to the Métis communities?

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What have federal, provincial and territory governments committed to the Inuit across their territories in Inuit Nunangat

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