Call to recognize Canada’s indigenous founders – Winnipeg Sun

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 2017178 Views

May 18, 2017

The opposition NDP are calling for the provincial government to put a push on Ottawa to recognize indigenous people as the founders of Canada.

Amanda Lathlin, the NDP MLA for The Pas, said Thursday the federal government should use the country’s 150th anniversary as an opportunity to recognize indigenous people’s role in the founding of the country.

“It’s time to recognize Indigenous people as founders of Canada,” Lathlin said in a release. “Recognizing the role of Indigenous nations and people in the founding of Canada is a step towards building a meaningful nation-to-nation relationship and an important step toward reconciliation.”

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