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‘It’s very disappointing’: N.B. government criticized for changing Truth and Reconciliation Day motion – CTV News

June 12, 2022

People in New Brunswick are reacting to the provincial government’s removal of the term “unceded” land from a motion recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The original motion was submitted in the New Brunswick legislature last week by Green Party leader David Coon. His motion specified that the province is located on the “unceded and traditional homelands” of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq, and Peskotomuhkatiyik nations.

“The small-mindedness of the conservative’s government to change the preamble, the whereas clauses, to suit their take on Indigenous people and First Nations was uncalled for and disrespectful,” said Coon on Sunday.

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