INAC out…Indian Act…out band systems…hmmmm

It has been 20 years in the making but this week the Justin Trudeau government reached into the archives and pulled from the shelves, covered in dust no doubt, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP). The report, headed by Georges Erasmus was years in the making and touched on every subject indigenous people in Canada have been touting for generations. But it didn’t just outline the problem. It provided potential solutions and this week Trudeau took up one of them. He split Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) into two ministries. One to deal with the politics of the ministry, Crown Relations and the second to do the work, providing the day to day services that have plagued indigenous communities since Canada began a country, and stole the land, forced…

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