Miles Richardson, NCIED Director, presents to Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

On May 31, 2017, Miles Richardson, Director of the National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development (NCIED), and a citizen of the Haida Nation, spoke at the Senate of Canada’s Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.

In a detailed presentation, Richardson explored the history and present state of the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown in Canada, and the need to immediately implement the Federal Government’s recent policy commitment to a renewed Nation-to-Nation relationship between Indigenous Nations and Canada. Richardson also shared insight into the methods by which Indigenous Nations and Canada could move forward in this effort, calling on his experience both with the British Columbia Treaty Commission, and as a leader of the Haida Nation, which developed and implemented its own constitution and asserted its ancient jurisdiction with modern legislation, including comprehensive land and marine use plans over their territory.

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