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Carolyn Bennett MD MP: Aboriginal People, THE WAY FORWARD

Posted on September 15, 2014

ABORIGINAL PEOPLE: THE WAY FORWARD

A Free event sponsored by LFK Liberal
Sunday Sept 28 2:30 to 4:30 Maberly Hall, on Maberly Elphin Road just north of 7
Earlier this year, James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, issued his highly anticipated report on “The situation of indigenous peoples in Canada.” Professor Anaya reported a broken relationship between the federal government and Indigenous peoples, which is mired in distrust. He highlighted a serious and persistent crisis in outcomes for Indigenous people in this country, and the fact that the steps taken by the Conservative government to date have failed to address this crisis.
There is a serious lack of progress in education, housing, access to safe water and health care. Prof. Anaya also concurred with the overwhelming consensus in Canada that calls for an inquiry into the over one thousand murdered and missing Aboriginal girls and women. Voices of those in “Idle No More” and all provincial premiers have joined with many others to call for an inquiry and subsequent action.
“These are not just indigenous issues. They are issues that the 96 per cent of the Canadian population who are non-Indigenous need to understand so they can add their voices to demand the government implement Professor Anaya’s recommendations” stated Carolyn Bennett in a blog of May 14, 2014. The ruling government, according to Dr. Bennett needs to “heed the UN recommendations to authentically reset the relationship by engaging in a true partnership with Aboriginal communities to make urgently needed progress on the appalling conditions for far too many Indigenous people in Canada”.
In light of this, the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Federal Liberal Association has invited the Hon. Carolyn Bennett, M.D., Member of Parliament and Liberal Aboriginal Affairs Critic, to meet with all concerned citizens for a conversation about these critical issues. This is the second in the speakers series, “Let’s talk about…”. Once again, all are invited to join the conversation.
We will meet in Maberly on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 2:30 to 4:30 at the Maberly Hall at 172 Maberly-Elphin Rd. (just north of Hwy 7).
For more information contact:
Organizer: Annie Peace-Fast peacefasta@limestone.on.ca or 613-374-2187 or
L-F-K Federal Liberals President: Gerry Fast gf@queensu.ca or 613-374-2187

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