Indigenous relations in Canada

Indigenous relations in Canada

The context within which the Foundation is engaging on this issue has changed significantly over the past few decades. The constitutional and legal underpinnings for Indigenous rights have evolved both in Canada and internationally, even as issues such as residential school abuse; gaps in access to education, healthcare, and social services; and the challenge of reconciling Indigenous rights with natural resource development, are now firmly on the public agenda.

Questions to investigate under this heading might include how Indigenous legal concepts might coexist with the Canadian legal framework; how Canadians can partner with Indigenous peoples on natural resource use; how best to improve socioeconomic outcomes in certain Indigenous communities; and how to make Indigenous knowledge and our shared history more available to all.

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