National engagement on the recognition of Indigenous rights

Why

The Government of Canada has committed to the review of its laws, policies and operational practices to ensure the constitutional commitments made to Indigenous peoples are respected.

As part of this commitment, on February 14, 2018, the Prime Minister announced the launch of a national engagement with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people that will help develop a Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework.

Led by Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, the Government of Canada is engaging various groups on the legislative and policy changes necessary to reform government policies and practices to ensure that the starting premise for all federal government action is the recognition of Indigenous rights.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould, will also engage with Aboriginal law and Indigenous governance experts.

Who

What

The engagement will focus on:

How to participate

There are 3 ways to participate:

  1. Read What we heard so far and send your feedback to droitsautochtones-indigenousrights@canada.ca
  2. Read the Engagement Document: Working Together to Create the Foundation for the Federal Recognition and Implementation of the Inherent and Treaty Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and send your feedback to droitsautochtones-indigenousrights@canada.ca
  3. Send a letter to the address in Contact us.

What we heard

What we heard so far provides an overview of the feedback received at sessions across the country up until June 30, 2018.

Summaries of the in-person engagement sessions are available online:

Related links

Contact us

Policy Development and Coordination Branch
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
10 rue Wellington, 8th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4
Email: droitsautochtones-indigenousrights@canada.ca

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