SNEC debates Federal Bill C-53 that would give Metis, First Nations status

Six Nations is falling behind on its opposition to Bill C-53, which would give Metis First Nation status and rights. Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) wasn’t prepared to make a motion on its position, or to submit its concerns about the proposed legislation at its Political Liaison Committee meeting on October 23 because councillors want to meet with the full council. The Bill, which has now passed second reading, has been sent to a standing committee to accept First Nations positions on the bill, before going to a third reading and then on to Royal Assent, would give the Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO), the Métis Nation of Alberta and the Métis Nation–Saskatchewan self-government agreements with Canada. The agreements were actually signed in February recognizing them as Indigenous governments with…

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