Nation to Nation or revised white paper

Its time for barbecues and glad-handing, even hosting Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations for indigenous people that mark a darker history, but today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defending his government’s track record on indigenous issues. In a wide-ranging news conference in the National Press Theatre Trudeau counted of improvements in Indigenous communities like a shopping list. While the courts and indigenous leaders push for Trudeau’s Liberals to comply with a human rights order to increase spending on health and social services for children on reserves,Trudeau defended their inaction saying it was really a grassroots problem at the community level, where he suggested communities don’t have the “capacity” yet to use the money that he says he is willing to spend. “We recognize that there is unevenness across Indigenous communities in terms…

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