‘These are not distant dreams’: Federal parties must recognize the benefits of First Nation self-governance says Macdonald-Laurier Institute – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2019150 Views

October 12, 2019

The federal election campaign provides all national parties with an opportunity to bring forward their ideas for the betterment of Canada.

First Nations, many of whom live in conditions that other Canadians would be unacceptable and who cope with the legacy of generations of colonialism and government paternalism, will be listening very closely for signs that the political parties understand our needs and stand with us as we search for solutions.

We are nervous once again.

All the political parties want an end to Indigenous poverty. They all want to create healthier, well-governed communities. They know we have a housing crisis in many settlements. All understand that our education system requires urgent repair. Our leaders speak with such eloquence and passion that it is impossible for politicians to ignore our real and urgent needs.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/10/12/these-are-not-distant-dreams-federal-parties-must-recognize-the-benefits-of-first-nation-self-governance-says-macdonald-laurier-institute/

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