In 2016, the government of Canada initiated this process with multiple tables to review laws, policies and operational practices. We recognize that the government did bring forward new "codeveloped" legislation to replace existing ones. However, the full review process is still underway. This process is placing a strain on resources for the First Nations, Inuits and Métis peoples participating in these tables.
June 21, 2019 - Bill C-92: An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuits and Métis Children, Youth and Families - House of Commons (Given Royal Assent)
June 21, 2019 - Bill C-91 An Act respecting Indigenous languages - House of Common (Given Royal Assent)
November 30, 2018 - "Today, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, together with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed, and Métis National Council President Clément Chartier, announced that the Government of Canada will introduce co-developed federal legislation on Indigenous child and family services in early 2019." - Government of Canada, with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation leaders, announce co-developed legislation will be introduced on Indigenous child and family services in early 2019 - Indigenous Services Canada
March 29, 2018 - Bill C-70 An Act to give effect to the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance between the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and the Government of Canada, to amend the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts - House of Commons (Given Royal Assent)
February 27, 2018 - "Through Budget 2018, the Government is providing $509.5 million over 10 years to make progress in the areas identified through the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee such as health and wellness, skills and training, and housing. [...] Reflecting commitments in the Canada–Métis Nation Accord— which outlines ways in which Canada and the Métis National Council will work together to set priorities and develop policy in areas of shared interest—Budget 2018 proposes to invest $516 million over 10 years, including $500 million over 10 years to support a Métis Nation housing strategy, $10 million in 2018–19 to support Métis Nation post-secondary education, and $6 million over five years to support the Métis Nation in gathering health data and developing a health strategy." - Equality Growth - A Strong Middle Class, Budget 2018-2019, p.137 - Government of Canada
May 10, 2016 - "The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, today announced that Canada is now a full supporter, without qualification, of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Today’s announcement also reaffirms Canada’s commitment to adopt and implement the Declaration in accordance with the Canadian Constitution. This announcement confirms Canada’s commitment to a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples – a relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. Canada will engage with Indigenous groups on how to implement the principles of the Declaration. This engagement will include provinces and territories whose cooperation and support is essential to this work and to advancing the vital work of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada." - Canada Becomes a Full Supporter of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
November 04, 2015 - "This will ensure that on project reviews and assessments, the Crown is fully executing its consultation, accommodation, and consent obligations, in accordance with its constitutional and international human rights obligations, including Aboriginal and Treaty rights and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. a) Undertake a full review of regulatory law, policies, and operational practices, in full partnership and consultation with First Nations to ensure that the Crown is fully executing its consultation, accommodation, and consent obligations, including on resource development and energy infrastructure project reviews and assessments, in accordance with constitutional and international human rights obligations; […] The First Nations Summit, Union of BC Indian Chiefs and BC Assembly of First Nations will be actively engaging with Prime Minister Trudeau, the Federal Cabinet, and the BC Liberal to discuss the Liberal government’s plans for implementing these and other commitments." - First Nations Leadership Council optimistic as Prime Minister Trudeau appoints new Liberal Cabinet - Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs