Government Commitments

Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

Second Annual (2021) Statutory Report

December 10, 2021

Release of “Second Annual (2021) Statutory Report Pursuant to Section 10 of the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Act, Statutes of Canada, Chapter 29, 2019”. The report covers the period between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 and emphasizes that the government’s path to reconciliation is guided by the:

  • Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
  • Qikiqtani Truth Commission
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action
  • National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and girls Calls for Justice
  • Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
  • Arctic and Northern Policy Framework

Progress to Date:

  • MMIWG Action Plan released on June 3, 2021
  • Formalizing relationships with Indigenous women’s organizations: Native Women’s Association of Canada, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (Women of the Métis Nation)
  • Completion of 16 Calls to Action (vs 4 completed by Indigenous Watchdog’s count as of March 31, 2021. Now 20 vs 8 as of March 21, 2022)
  • Introduced legislation to address UNDRIP (C2A #43), Statutory Holiday (C2A #80), Oath of Citizenship (C2A #94)
  • Advancing Calls to Action #71-76 to address Missing Children and Burial Information
  • Commitment to settle “Indigenous childhood claims litigation”
  • From Jan. 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021, 173 claims have been resolved for $4.7B in compensation. As of March 31, 2021, there were 584 claims in the Specific Claims Inventory: 177 in assessment, 338 in negotiations and 69 under the purview of the Specific Claims Tribunal

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