ratification vote: This is what the journey and the pathway to self-determination looks like, she said, according to National Observer. The agreement is an example of the recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership sought by the Liberal government in forging a new relationship with Indigenous Peoples, she added. The milestone shows groundwork has been laid for First Nations in Ontario to move beyond the Indian Act, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Friday. Parliament passed the Indian Act in 1876, giving the federal government enormous power over the control of registered First Nations people, bands and the reserve system. Anishinabek First Nations are set to hold a ratification vote in February 2020. The federal government said four parts of the act that deal with governance will no longer apply to Anishinabek First Nations who ratify the proposed agreement. ; The changes would mean that First Nations could make decisions about leadership, citizenship, government operations and how to best protect and promote their language and culture. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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