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Question: Bill C-45 (Budget Implementation Act II)

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 126 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: As all honourable senators know, the Assembly of First Nations is holding its Special Chiefs Assembly across the Ottawa River in Gatineau. Yesterday, the chiefs were on the Hill because they were so upset about what is happening with regard to the proposed legislation concerning First Nations. I had the opportunity this morning of speaking for a few minutes to Chief Wallace Fox, who also sent a letter to the members of…
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Question: On-Reserve Education Funding

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 126       Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, many sources, such as the Assembly of First Nations, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, provincial governments, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the Auditor General of Canada, and numerous parliamentary reports, highlight the underfunding of on-reserve First Nations students in schools. An average of these sources would put the rate of underfunding at abou…
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Question: On-Reserve Education Funding

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 125 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, on October 3 the minister and officials from the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development said that First Nation students from K to 12 were funded on par or above par with students attending provincial schools. The minister's announcement that First Nations students were not underfunded came as a total shock as it is so out of line with the reality of the situation. No doubt his st…
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Question: Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 117 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, last week the National Aboriginal Women's Summit was held in Winnipeg. The summit focused on the issue of the more than 600 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. The Native Women's Association of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations have called for a national inquiry and a national action plan. Territorial and provincial ministers from Justice, Aboriginal Affairs and Status of Women…
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Question: Poundmaker Cree Nation

1st Session, 41st Parliament, Volume 148, Issue 78 Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: Honourable senators, Poundmaker Cree Nation, located near Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, holds its elections under a community custom code. Poundmaker has exercised its inherent customary laws for many decades and has never been subject to the Indian Act for selection of its chief and council. Their method worked fine for many decades because it was respected and implemented by the electorate. Recently, however, there has be…
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