I am writing to inform you about the Assembly of First Nations – Canada Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Priorities that I signed today with Prime Minister Trudeau on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa. The MOU is attached for your reference.
AFN BULLETIN - Significant Amendments to the Indian Act Appear to Be Imminent: Make Your Voices Heard
Beginning the week of June 5th, the House of Commons will be studying and then moving to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration). This Bill would have significant impacts for many individuals seeking entitlement to registration as well as First Nations and especially those whose membership is determined by section 11 of the Indian Act.
The Representative Plaintiffs in the Day Scholars Class Action anticipate a busy few months ahead as discussions with Canada’s Ministerial Special Representative, Tom Isaac move into high gear. Following Mr. Isaac’s appointment by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the two sides have held preliminary meetings to help Mr. Isaac understand the depth of the impact of attendance at Residential Schools by the Day Scholars. Meeting dates through the next several months have now been scheduled in attempt to move this matter forward.
More information can be found at www.afn.ca
August 16-17, 2016