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Economic reconciliation needs more than what the budget presents – The Hill Times

April 13, 2022

Most new monies for First Nations are going to old colonial systems that have consistently failed to meet their needs.

We hope that last week’s federal budget is not a missed opportunity for Canada to make meaningful changes in its relationship with First Nations—but it may be unless it is accompanied soon by legislation that expands First Nations’ jurisdictions and institutional support. Despite $10.6-billion of new investments over five years in the chapter on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, this budget failed to move forward on the government’s key reconciliation mandate: to advance self-determination for Indigenous Peoples as quickly as possible.

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