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Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

Letter from AFN-QL to new Premier

September 12, 2018

The Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard, advised the next Premier that the relationship between the Government of Quebec and the First Nations will have to be completely transformed. In the letter, Chief Picard noted that First Nations’ rights have never been fully recognized by the provincial government. Raises five “fundamental demands” to which chief Picard requests “concrete commitments”.

These requirements are:

  • The right to security for First Nations people;
  • A framework for the respect of our titles and Aboriginal and treaty rights;
  • Actions for the Reconciliation with First Nations;
  • The development of an economy by and for First Nations;
  • Services to First Nations that respect their cultures and way of life.