MEPs: Canada’s unprecedented commitments on indigenous rights await vigorous implementation

November 8, 2018By Annette SchroeterNews No Comments

Eight Members of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights visited Canada from 29 October to 2 November. After the visit, the Chair of the Subcommittee Pier Antonio Panzeri (S&D, IT) made the following statement: “Our delegation visited Canada to have an exchange on human rights challenges and to learn more about the human rights … Read More

Newly Introduced Environmental Assessment Bill Goes Beyond the Status Quo and Marks Important Step in First Nation – BC Relations

November 8, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

The First Nations Leadership Council recognizes the significant improvements made by Bill 51 Environmental Assessment Act, which was introduced today, and begins to make space for proper relations between Indigenous laws and legal orders and those of the Crown. Importantly, the legislation supports Indigenous Nations carrying out their own environmental assessment processes and supports implementation … Read More

BCAFN CONGRATULATES THE TSILHQ0T’IN NATION AS THEY FORGE A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH CANADA

November 2, 2018By Annette SchroeterPress Release No Comments

The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations would like to congratulate the people of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation as they honour the truth to forge a new relationship with Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins the Tŝilhqot’in people in a healing event held today recognizing six Tŝilhqot’in War Chiefs as heroes. The ceremony will acknowledge the … Read More