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(TORONTO, July 19, 2017)  The Council of the Federation (COF) met this week in Edmonton to focus on a number of important issues; mostly on economic matters such as NAFTA, cross-border trade and cannabis legalization.  As reported in the media, the Assembly of First Nations and the constitutionally recognized national Indigenous groups declined participation in this meeting citing the limited involvement of Indigenous peoples.  The COF had put forward an unacceptable proposal to the Prime Minister to limit the involvement of First Nations leadership in all federal-provincial

(TORONTO, June 30, 2017)  “We the OFNYPC write this statement to you with the intention of encouraging dialogue, building hope, and pushing for interpersonal and governmental relationships that are built on reciprocity, respect, and liberation. We hope you will read this as a moment to educate yourself, a moment to reflect on your current ideas about Indigenous peoples in Canada, and a moment to reflect on your present relationships to Indigenous peoples.

(Toronto, June 29, 2017)  “On July 1st, 2017, Canadians will be gathering across the country to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the formation of both Canada and the Province of Ontario. This call for celebration presents First Nations with a poignant moment.

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