August 9, 2017, marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. On this day and everyday, Westaway Law Group celebrates indigenous peoples across Canada and across the globe. Happy International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples!
The Government of Canada releases 10 guiding principles for its relationship with Indigenous Peoples2018-09-11T13:01:13-04:00
Summary The Government of Canada recognizes that: All relations with Indigenous peoples need to be based on the recognition and implementation of their right to self-determination, including the inherent right of self-government. Reconciliation is a fundamental purpose of section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. The honour of the Crown guides the conduct of the [...]
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