Chiefs Oppose Canada’s Efforts to Impact Treaty Nations’ Self Determination

Chiefs representing various Treaty Nations attended the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Assembly in OttawaDecember 4-6, 2018, stand united in opposing the federal government’s proposed Indigenous Rights and Recognition Framework (Framework) and all its processes.

The Framework aims to domesticate First Nations international right of self-determination and Treaties through a one size fits all approach as Canada works to disengage itself from Treaty obligations as set out in the British North America Act, 1867 by unilaterally defining our rights through Section 35 of Canada’s Constitution.

Chiefs were in Ottawa to demand the AFN change course before it is too late. Their advocacy efforts were successful in getting a resolution passed calling for the Rejection of the Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework and Associated Processes.