COMING TOGETHER AS ONE: Navigating the Relationship between Indigenous Peoples & Canada. I will be sitting on a panel at this event, the Couchiching Summer Conference called “The 7th Generation & Passing on the Flame”. See you all in Geneva Park!
Coming Together as One:
Navigating the Relationship
Between Indigenous Peoples and Canada
One of the Indigenous prophecies, the 8th Fire, speaks of an era of building a new relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians. Many believe we are living in this era. 2013 marks the 250th anniversary of the 1763 Royal Proclamation that affirmed indigenous rights to land and self-government. In 2013, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will release its report and recommendations on the Indian Residential Schools and hopes to “guide and inspire Aboriginal peoples and Canadians in a process of reconciliation and renewed relationships that are based on mutual understanding and respect.” Already this year, the Federal and Supreme Courts have made landmark decisions: one recognizing Métis and non-status Indians as “ Indians” and the other that the Federal Government failed in meeting its land obligations to the Métis People of Manitoba as part of…
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