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(Toronto, August 9, 2017) Today marks the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the 2017 theme of the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), marks one decade since the United Nations adopted the Declaration and one year since Canada committed to implementing the Declaration without qualification. It is on this day that we honour our unique cultures, relationships and our lands.

(Toronto, July 26, 2017)   Earlier today the Supreme Court of Canada released its ruling concerning the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations, which found that the Crown had satisfied its duty to consult the Chippewas of the Thames in respect of flow-reversals and increased capacity of the Line 9 pipeline running through their community.  The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that: "Even taking the strength of the Chippewas' claim and the seriousness of the potential impact on the claimed rights at their highest, the consultation undertaken in this case was manifestly a

(TORONTO, July 19, 2017)  The Council of the Federation (COF) met this week in Edmonton to focus on a number of important issues; mostly on economic matters such as NAFTA, cross-border trade and cannabis legalization.  As reported in the media, the Assembly of First Nations and the constitutionally recognized national Indigenous groups declined participation in this meeting citing the limited involvement of Indigenous peoples.  The COF had put forward an unacceptable proposal to the Prime Minister to limit the involvement of First Nations leadership in all federal-provincial

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