“Honouring Promises: 2019 Federal Election Priorities for First Nations and Canada” aims to frame the dialogue around First Nations priorities during the federal election campaign and set the agenda for the incoming government. It identifies the AFN’s and First Nations focus for advocacy during the campaign and through the next Parliamentary session.
“Honouring Promises: 2019 Federal Election Priorities for First Nations and Canada” builds on the agenda and progress resulting from “Closing the Gap: 2015 Federal Election Priorities for First Nations and Canada”.
Canada was formed with the shared promises of peace, friendship and mutual respect with First Nations in the presence of all of creation. These promises, for as long as the sun shines, the rivers flow and the grass grows, are to be in effect for peoples now and for those yet unborn. The challenges now faced by First Nations peoples and by all of humanity with the declining state of our natural world were not meant to be. Think of how enriched Canada and the world can be as Canada fulfills on its original promises of peace and sharing with First Nations peoples.
Keep the promises you made … and make promises you keep
❖ Promise to the Next Seven Generations: Preserving Our Natural World
❖ Promise for Progress: Economic Priorities
❖ Promise to Our Peoples: Infrastructure
❖ Promises to First Nations: Water
❖ Promise to Families: Housing
❖ Promise to Wellbeing: Health Care
❖ Promise to Young People: Education
❖ Promise to Women: Respecting Gender Rights
❖ Promise for Justice: First Nations Restorative Justice
❖ Promise to Legal, Moral and Political Imperatives: First Nations Rights