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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

Drinking Water Advisories

Current Reality The previous update on Dec. 20,  2023 indicated that 27 First Nations communities still had 29 long-term drinking water advisories. 143 had been……

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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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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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Current Reality April 16, 2024: Budget 2024 invests $918M over 5 years to accelerate work in narrowing First Nations, Inuit, and Métis housing and infrastructure……

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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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Urban Commitments to Reconciliation

Current Reality The 2021 census counted 1.8 million Indigenous people in Canada or 5.0% of the total population. About half (44%) of the Indigenous population—representing 801,045 First Nations people, Métis……

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