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
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……Read More
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……Read More
Drinking Water Advisories
Current Reality In total, First Nations communities have lifted 135 long-term drinking water advisories. Progress is as follows: Drinking Water Advisory Update Date of Govt.……Read More
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……Read More
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……Read More
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……Read More
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……Read More
Featured Updates from “Other Issues”
Treaties and Land Claims
First Nations leaders push back against ‘Saskatchewan First Act’ tabled by government
First Nations leaders unhappy with Legislation and lack of consultation. First Peoples Law Report: APTN news – The Saskatchewan government has tabled its controversial Saskatchewan……
November 2, 2022
Federal government moving closer to funding Ring of Fire mining roads: document
A road leading towards the winter road in Neskantaga First Nation, in the Far North of Ontario. The remote community is located approximately 450 kilometres……
October 25, 2022
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
What have federal, provincial and territory governments committed to the 634 First Nations – off and on reserve?
What have federal, provincial and territory governments committed to the Métis communities?
What have federal, provincial and territory governments committed to the Inuit across their territories in Inuit Nunangat