Premier wants every cabinet minister to come up with plans to help protect rights and land of aboriginal community – Edmonton Journal

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Premier wants every cabinet minister to come up with plans to help protect rights and land of aboriginal community – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2015794 Views

July 9, 2015

Premier Rachel Notley has sent a letter to her 11 cabinet ministers, asking them to review their ministries and come up with a plan and budget estimates on how they will implement the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

“At its heart, the UN declaration encourages all of us to celebrate and preserve indigenous cultures and traditions, and to work alongside indigenous people to ensure they are participating in decisions that concern them,” Notley wrote in a letter dated July 7.

In it she instructs her cabinet ministers to come up with a plan to protect constitutional rights, aboriginal land and “self-reliant and culturally strong communities.” Ministry-specific mandate letters detailing priorities will be drafted this summer and sent out this fall.

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