Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould receives Indigenous Women Leadership award

Honourable Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould received the inaugrual Indigenous woman in Leadership Award in toronto from the CCDAB last week. (Photo by Lynda Powless)

By Lynda Powless Editor On her father’s 73rd birthday Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould received the inaugural National Indigenous Women in Leadership award from the Canada Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in Toronto. “I am incredibly honoured to be the inaugural recipient of this award,” she told the audience. (Watch video) After watching a short video of her father Chief Bill Wilson, and his now well known face-off with former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau during negotiations that led to Section 35 protecting indigenous land and treaty rights being inserted into Canada’s Constitution, Wilson-Raybould told the audience “rights don’t self actualize.” They take work, she added. She said there is debate about whether Section 35 is a full box of indigenous rights or an empty box, or…

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