“We’re getting things done,” Alberta Aboriginal Affairs minister taking action to implement UNDRIP mandate – APTN

“We’re getting things done,” Alberta Aboriginal Affairs minister taking action to implement UNDRIP mandate – APTN

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2015649 Views

EDMONTON — Alberta’s new Aboriginal Relations Minister Kathleen Ganley said she is excited to work toward taking the lead in repairing the relationship with Aboriginal communities in the province.

In an interview with APTN, Ganley said she believes that work started in June when her boss, Premier Rachel Notley, formally apologized for the province’s role in residential schools.

Ganley is well aware that the relationship is in need of mending and admits it will take a lot of work from both sides.

“Given the history of the relationship and the discord that’s occurred, and even going back further in time, the fact that we tore children away from their homes (we mostly just stood by) that’s a huge problem,” she said.

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2015/07/15/were-getting-things-done-alberta-aboriginal-affairs-minister-taking-action-implement-undrip-mandate/

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