Canada's Three Founding Nations - Phil Fontaine

"So how do we tell the true origin story of Canada? The true origin story can only be told if Parliament formally, through legislation, recognizes that there are three founding peoples of Canada: the British, the French, and the Indigenous peoples" - Phil Fontaine



Phil Fontaine (OC, OM) is a special advisor to the Royal Bank of Canada. Fontaine served as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations for three terms. He is a Member of the Order of Manitoba and received many awards, including a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, the Equitas Award for Human Rights Education, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012. Fontaine holds sixteen honorary doctorates from Canada and the United States.