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Canada has not honoured treaties, says PM Trudeau

Canada has not honoured treaties, says PM Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke in Winnipeg last week, and said Canada has failed for centuries to live up to the treaties it signed with indigenous people. The Prime Minister acknowledged the work of the Truth and Reconciliation commission but said closing the gap for First Nations is “not a problem that is going to

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke in Winnipeg last week, and said Canada has failed for centuries to live up to the treaties it signed with indigenous people.

The Prime Minister acknowledged the work of the Truth and Reconciliation commission but said closing the gap for First Nations is “not a problem that is going to be fixed quickly.”

Trudeau noted that although the liberals have made a national investment into improving living conditions in First nations communities, it will take years of effort by all levels of government to facilitate needed changes.

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Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow is Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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