Revisiting RCAP – Towards Reconciliation: The Future of Indigenous Governance

On October 15 and 16, 2014, the IOG gathered leaders from governments, First Nations, Métis nations, the private sector, and academia to discuss the future of indigenous governance in light of these upcoming anniversaries. Speakers and panelists provided perspectives on important legal, governance, social and economic advancements made since the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) report. They also identified persistent gaps that remain, highlighting the urgent need for action to further the vision set forth nearly twenty years ago…. Read more

Towards Reconciliation Videos on CPAC

The IOG hosted the Towards Reconciliation symposium on October 15-16 in Toronto in order to revisit where Indigenous governance is heading in light of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) report. Towards Reconciliation brought together key stakeholders from Indigenous communities, institutions, the public sector, and academia. Discussions were focused on three key themes: Nation re-building: restructuring the relationship Economic empowerment, lands, resources, wealth creation and redistribution Closing the economic and social gaps The Cable… Read more

Revisiting the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

As Canada approaches the twentieth anniversary of the Royal Commission on  Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) in 2016, and the 150th anniversary of the British North  America Act (now the Constitution Act, 1867) in 2017, the IOG has undertaken a new symposium series that builds on its previous work and seeks to better understand the  future of indigenous governance. While undoubtedly groundbreaking at the time, much has changed since RCAP issued its final report. The composition of the indigenous population has changed… Read more

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