The Liberals’ plans for Indigenous reconciliation are just beads and trinkets

JustinwithHoopDancer.pngPamela Palmater posted "The Liberals’ plans for Indigenous reconciliation are just beads and trinkets" on Macleans.ca.

"Many First Nations in Canada breathed a collective sigh of relief when former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government were defeated in the last federal election. After a decade of troubling legislation and aggressive extraction and development activities on Indigenous lands, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to a renewed nation-to-nation relationship with First Nations was a welcome relief to many. Trudeau’s pre-election commitments to repeal Harper’s laws, lift the 2-per-cent funding cap on First Nation social programs and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) ultimately became his post-election Indigenous platform."

"But almost two years have passed and very little, if any, substantive progress has been made on these commitments."

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