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Nov 21, 2022
First Nations have long advocated for a fully independent specific claims process
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the federal government are moving forward with steps to improve how historical grievances are resolved.
A working group launched earlier this month to develop options for consideration by the federal cabinet to reform the process, including addressing the government’s conflict of interest in the management of specific claims by establishing a consensus-based independent centre to review claims.
“The immediate need is to remedy that, is to create an independent process that is completely separate from the federal government,” said AFN Nova Scotia/Newfoundland Regional Chief Paul Prosper.