Work on Indigenous Rights Recognition Framework Called into Question by First Nations Chiefs

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Jorge Barrera
CBC News

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett met with First Nation chiefs to discuss a legislative framework on Indigenous rights. In February, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that an Indigenous recognition of rights framework would be created. The framework would affirm Indigenous rights in section 35 of the Constitution. This section would aim to fill the gap between federal government policies and multiple court decisions on Indigenous rights. Some First Nations chiefs feel that work on the framework is moving too fast and in the wrong direction.

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