The government of Canada acknowledges the need to increase COVID-19 testing quickly across Canada. Many options are being explored that are in use by other countries; and, Canada continues to explore options to determine the quality of those tests before they enter Canada.
We are in the process of moving forward with our mandated FNT2T Children, Families and Nation Circle, which requires a continuity of commitment for the purpose of adequately resourcing the process. To this end, we have included for your department’s review, the revised path forward 2020-2024 ACTION PLAN.
Treaty 2 Territory – Monday, June 1, 2020, today we have no cases of COVID-19 in our Nations in the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory. Many of our Nations have restricted outside visitors to their Nations. Members of each Nation are asked to exercise self-isolation and not to travel out of their Nation forREAD MORE
Indigenous Policy in Transition: The Indian Act from 1952 to Present Contemporary amendments and revisions of the Indian Act Since the revisions of 1951, the Indian Act has continued to undergo changes, both in terms of its underlying philosophy and its specific provisions. The following provides an overview of the Indian Act during the period 1952 to Present.READ MORE
1951: Revision of the Indian Act: The Act is revised to allow some freedoms. Minister of Indian Affairs is granted broader discretionary powers over the implementation of the Act as well as the daily lives of Indians on reserves (from birth to the grave). Parliament would allow that provincial law to apply to Indians on reserves.READ MORE
Philosophy of the Indian Act, 1876 The first Indian Act adopted an explicit vision of assimilation, in which Indians would be encouraged to leave behind their Indian status and traditional cultures and become full members of the broader Canadian society. In this context, Indians were viewed as children or wards of the state, to which theREAD MORE
“After 22 years, the lack of action, lack of implementation, is frustrating … It’s lost revenue,” said Genaille.READ MORE