A group of First Nations leaders met with senators on the hill to discuss Bill C-48, which is also known as the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. These First Nations leades want to stop the bill from passing.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) intends to partner with Indigenous Services Canada Minister Jane Philpott and leaders of the Inuit Tapariit Kanatami and Métis Nation to co-develop legislation that will benefit First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children and families.
Chiefs of Alberta's First Nations voted unanimously to support Bill C-69. The First Nations support the legislation because it provides Indigenous communities with a greater say about development.
Shiri Pasternak, the Yellowhead Institute’s Research Director, says Bill C-69, the Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, presents problems for Indigenous people.
British Columbia's government is creating new legislation to increase the participation of Indigenous people in the environmental assessment of projects.
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, an organization representing 60,000 Inuit in Canada, is concerned the proposed Indigenous Languages Act could end up being symbolic.
Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, and Mélanie Joly, the federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, are the creators of an Indigenous Languages Act. They have developed this agreement to protect and maintain Indigenous languages.
Hello all, Parliament reconvenes this week. The status of legislation and committee business can be found below. The next wrap-up will be sent on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Updates on Key Legislation pertaining to First Nations