New Premier tells Alberta’s Indigenous peoples: “I am looking forward to consulting with you and… – APTN

New Premier tells Alberta’s Indigenous peoples: “I am looking forward to consulting with you and… – APTN

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2015390 Views

New Premier tells Alberta’s Indigenous peoples: “I am looking forward to consulting with you and learning from you”

Hopes are high among many of Alberta’s Indigenous communities after Tuesdays historic election that saw a 44-year run of Conservative rule come to an end.

The NDP, led by Rachel Notley, committed to a renewed partnership with Alberta’s Aboriginal peoples that included a promise to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and making it law in the province.

Notley also outlined commitments to tackle issues like supporting a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women; working to solve land claims and addressing consultation issues.

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2015/05/07/46350/

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