RESOLUTION: Recognizing Indigenous Peoples as Founding Nations of Canada

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Manitoba NDP have put forth a resolution calling for the Manitoba government to put a push on Ottawa to recognize Indigenous people as founders of Canada.  

You can view the resolution HERE

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Call to recognize Canada's Indigenous founders

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Amanda Lathlin, Manitoba NDP MLA for The Pas, is calling for the provincial government to put a push on Ottawa to recognize Indigenous people as the founders of Canada. 

“It’s time to recognize Indigenous people as founders of Canada,” Lathlin said in a release. “Recognizing the role of Indigenous nations and people in the founding of Canada is a step towards building a meaningful nation-to-nation relationship and an important step toward reconciliation.”

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Indigenous Leaders Issue Call to Action

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THERE WERE THREE FOUNDING PEOPLES OF CANADA

Phil Fontaine, residential school survivor, is former chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

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Five signs of progress from the Recognition2Action.ca project

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It’s been quite a ride since we kicked off the Recognition2Action.ca campaign a little over two months ago.

Here are five exciting signs of progress so far: 

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Three years later, is Canada keeping its Truth and Reconciliation Commission promises?

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"While the discriminatory remarks of the Canadian public on Indigenous issues in online media comment sections and many social media demonstrate a general lack of knowledge of Indigenous histories, they are equally indicative of how much more Canadians need to learn about Indigenous issues and Indigenous peoples' historical and contemporary relationships with Canada and (other) Canadians." - Tracy Bear

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BC NDP's leader John Horgan makes commitment to act on reconciliation

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The BC NDP have made a few commitments to making true reconciliation a cross-government policy if elected in British Columbia's 2017 provincial elections. 

Do you believe John Horgan and the BC NDP? 

Read the BC NDP's commitment here. 

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Indigenous languages key to reconciliation

Language trees like Algonquian, Athapaskan, and Inuktitut drove their roots into this land millennia before a word of English or French was spoken here. There are more than 60 distinct indigenous languages in Canada. - Craig and Marc Kielburger

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The legal case for legislation recognizing Indigenous peoples as founders of Canada

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Summary: Kathleen Mahoney breaks down the legal case for legislation that clearly establishes Indigenous peoples' status as founders of Canada. Professor Mahoney is a leading human rights legal expert and renowned for her work on the historic settlement agreement between the Government of Canada and Aboriginal residential school survivors.

 

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Breaking: Senator Lynn Beyak has been removed from the Senate’s Aboriginal peoples committee!

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Senator Lynn Beyak has been removed from the Senate’s Aboriginal peoples committee! Thank you for helping hold politicians accountable and let’s use this momentum in recognizing Indigenous Peoples as equal founders of Canada - keep up the good work, everyone!

Add your voice at recognition2action.ca/mp

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Recognizing 3 founders of Canada could make country whole: Phil Fontaine

Phil Fontaine spoke at talk organized by The Walrus magazine in Saskatoon on Monday evening. 

Read Phil Fontaine's full speech below. 

 

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