The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs presents to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs
May 14, 2019
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
On behalf of Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Marcel Balfour presented to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs. He expressed concern with Bill C-97, which is a piece of legislation that contains a section that deals with the creation of the departments of Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs. Mr. Balfour noted the very quick turnaround by Canada to table something as important as the creation of two Departments that fundamentally changes the current legislated relationship through the Indian Act with no significant consultation with First Nations in Manitoba.
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