AFNQL drafting action plan to combat systemic racism in Quebec – APTN News

AFNQL drafting action plan to combat systemic racism in Quebec – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 202095 Views

Aug 12, 2020

Poll results demonstrate the days when First Nations were considered privileged are “clearly over”

Fed up with Quebec’s stalling on issues of systemic racism, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) announced Wednesday they are in the process of drafting their own action plan to combat it.

After publicly debating whether systemic discrimination in fact exists in Quebec, Premier Francois Legault announced formation of an “anti-racism task force” back in June.

Preferring an action-based approach, Legault announced at the same time that his task force would not hold public consultations or hear input from First Nations before releasing an plan by the tentative date of October 2021.

With several thorough reports already shelved – the Viens Commission, the MMIWG Inquiry report, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples among them – AFNQL Regional Chief Ghislain Picard says he’s confident an Indigenous-led action plan will be ready by the end of next month.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/afnql-drafting-action-plan-to-combat-systemic-racism-in-quebec/

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