EDITORIAL: If it looks like a duck….

Changes are coming. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made it his personal mission to make changes to the lives of Indigenous people in Canada. He campaigned on it, he gave marching orders to his cabinet and for the first time in decades First Nations are seeing a more welcoming hand in Ottawa. But is it ? In order to make his changes, Trudeau has split Indigenous Affairs in two. Minister Carolyn Bennett heads Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs handling treaties and land claims, as Six Nations Band Council knows since they sent their representatives, consultant Phil Monture and lands research director Lonny Bomberry to meetings in Ottawa to discuss these very issues, without any community consultation. Minister Jane Philpott has been hit with the nuts and bolts. She unveiled…

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