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(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

Prioity Area(s):

Call out for Sacred Fires and Prayers 

 

When:           Sunday July, 9 2017

Time:            All Day; Sunrise to Sunset

Where:          Turtle Island – All Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Communities

(TORONTO, June 30, 2017)  “We the OFNYPC write this statement to you with the intention of encouraging dialogue, building hope, and pushing for interpersonal and governmental relationships that are built on reciprocity, respect, and liberation. We hope you will read this as a moment to educate yourself, a moment to reflect on your current ideas about Indigenous peoples in Canada, and a moment to reflect on your present relationships to Indigenous peoples.

(Toronto, June 29, 2017)  “On July 1st, 2017, Canadians will be gathering across the country to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the formation of both Canada and the Province of Ontario. This call for celebration presents First Nations with a poignant moment.

(Toronto, June 23, 2017) “Today’s announcement that the federal government will seek clarity from the Federal Court on two specific aspects of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings creates further delays and continues to imperil the lives of First Nations children across Canada.

Last month, the CHRT again ruled that Canada has yet to comply with previous orders to implement Jordan’s Principle, which is a child-first principle that every First Nation child should have access to the same government services as all Canadian children.

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