WILL JUSTIN TRUDEAU KEEP HIS PROMISES TO FIRST NATIONS?
OPEN LETTER TO:
The Hon. Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
March 29, 2016
RE: Implementation of Commitments to First Nations
Dear Prime Minister;
I write to express my concerns regarding the signals you seem to be sending the Canadian people about your commitment to reconcilliation and justice with and for First Nations in Canada. I was very heartened to read the following statement in your ministerial mandate letters to every minister:
“No relationship is more important to me and to Canada than the one with Indigenous Peoples. It is time for a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.”
As a committed Unitarian Universalist minister, I have been concerned about justice for and reconciliation with our Indigenous people...