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Angling for Reconciliation: An Overview of Indigenous–related Amendments to the Fisheries Act

On February 6, 2018, the federal government announced proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act (the Act), as we summarized here. In furtherance of the federal government’s reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples, the proposed amendments provide opportunities to increase and strengthen the role of Indigenous groups in decision-making under the Act, which includes the potential for … Continue Reading

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) portfolio to be split, in initial step towards ending the Indian Act and accelerating the move to self-government

On August 28, 2017, the Federal Government announced a cabinet shuffle that includes plans to split the current Ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) into two distinct Departments: (1) Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs and (2) Indigenous Services.… Continue Reading