Trudeau’s promises of ‘renewed relationship’ with First Nations evaporated with Liberal budget

Trudeau promised to start this process by implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)  and respecting the right of First Nations to say no to development on their territories. Most significant were his promises to renew the nation-to-nation relationship between Canada and First Nations that would be guided by the spirit and intent of treaties and that respected constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights, inherent rights and First Nation jurisdictions.

Today’s budget saw these promises evaporate into thin air only to be replaced by an underfunded program and service agenda.


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