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Daniels Symposium – Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
March 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
You are cordially invited to help shape the future for hundreds of thousands Non-Status Indians and Métis Peoples at the historic Daniels Symposium March 21st – 22nd, 2017 on traditional unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa, Ontario (with four satellite locations in Winnipeg, Montreal, Corner Brook, and Edmonton). Your voice is crucial to the next steps in bringing equity to Indigenous Peoples across Canada.
In 1999, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ (CAP) former leader Harry Daniels spearheaded legal action to force the Government of Canada to recognize the rights of the forgotten Indigenous Peoples. On April 14th, 2016 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that 600,000 Non-status Indians and Métis Peoples were indeed “Indians” under the Canadian Constitution. The Daniels Symposium will give participants the opportunity to share their opinions and concerns about the decision helping to give the Federal government direction and guidance. The two-day Symposium will feature Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, and a number of guest speakers that will delve into the numerous issues arising from the landmark decision.
You can register at: https://goo.gl/kDy0Vx
***Lunch and refreshments will be provided
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