Changing the Machinery of Government: Indigenous Affairs Portfolio

(Disponible en français : Restructuration de l’appareil gouvernemental : portefeuille des affaires autochtones) More than twenty years ago, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended that “the government of Canada present legislation to abolish the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and to replace it by two new departments: a Department of Aboriginal Relations…

Indigenous Peoples and Sport in Canada

You may also wish to consult other HillNotes in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day. (Disponible en français : Les peuples autochtones et les sports au Canada) As part of National Indigenous Peoples Day, on June 21 communities across Canada will hold events to celebrate Indigenous cultures and contributions to Canada. Indigenous peoples have been…

Aboriginal Languages in the Forging of a Covenant of Reconciliation

(Disponible en français : Les langues autochtones dans l’édification d’un pacte de réconciliation) 1. Calls to Action on Aboriginal languages from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada In its final report tabled in 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) notes that the suppression of Aboriginal languages was a core element of…