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What’s New in Indigenous Watchdog: 224 New Entries: May 1 – May 31, 2024

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Calls to Action (C2A) Status: June 1, 2024

Not Started Stalled In Progress Complete
15 19 46 14
16% 20% 49% 15%
Status Legacy Calls to Action
(1-42) + 50-52, 62-65
Reconciliation Calls to Action
(43-94)
Not Started 2, 9, 10, 26, 34, 42, 51, 52, 64 45, 46, 47, 55, 56, 89
Stalled 6, 8, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 25, 29, 30, 35 58, 62, 71, 77, 78, 87, 92, 93
Complete 13, 15, 41 49, 53, 59, 67, 68, 70, 80, 83, 84, 85, 94

Legacy Calls to Action include “Equity for Aboriginal People in the Legal System” (50-52) and “Education for Reconciliation (62-65) in order to keep all “Justice” and “Education” Calls to Action in one location

See also “Perspectives” post for a complete 6-page colour-coded Status Updates document summarizing all 94 Calls to Action

Indigenous Watchdog Updates

The following presents a year-to-date statistical snapshot of stakeholder actions across ALL themes that are either advancing reconciliation (Legacy and Reconciliation C2As and Government Commitments) or creating roadblocks (Current Problems)

Section 2022 2023 Jan. 2024. Feb. 2024 Mar. 2024 April 2024 May 2024 YTD
Current Reality 50 31 1 3 3 6 5 18
Current Problems 315 1046 90 106 98 142 104 540
Legacy C2As 188 319 35 37 26 22 29 149
Reconciliation C2As 117 158 13 17 17 15 19 81
Govt. Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation 48 112 9 14 7 18 14 62
Other Issues: Government Commitments 78 148 20 12 20 17 17 86
Background Content 204 32 24 38 41 27 162
Total 796 2018 200 213 209 244 215 1086
Indigenous Success Stories 3 83 7 5 6 4 9 31

Notes:

  • Current Reality includes ALL 94 Calls to Action and Other Issues
  • Legacy C2As, Reconciliation C2As, Government Commitments and Other Issues represent positive steps that are advancing reconciliation
  • Current Problems includes all those in “Calls to Action” plus “Other Issues” and “Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation
  • “Other Issues” presents information on Drinking Water Advisories, Food Insecurity, Suicide Prevention, Urban Commitments to Reconciliation, Housing, Environment and Treaties and Land Claims
  • Background Content provides additional context for Calls to Action and/or Themes
  • Multiple entries for an “Action or Commitment” or “Current Problem” have only been counted once

Notes on the Table Numbers

  • The 28 entries under Schools of Social Work (C2A # 1) are not included as they are the result of an independent project (24 English and 4 French)
  • The 11 additional Journalism Schools (C2A # 86) are not included as they are the result of an independent project

UPDATES to “CURRENT STATUS”

C2A Date C2A Theme Current Status Description
63 May 15 Education In Progress Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) Indigenous Education Plan: 2023- 2027

UPDATES to Current Reality

Date Theme Description
April 30 Justice St. Annes’ lawyer calls for inquiry into Justice Canada’s handling of residential school records
May 2 Child Welfare Québec court authorizes off-reserve class-action lawsuit against Québec and Canada by Inuit
May 3 National Council Inuit Tapariit Kanatami considers rejecting role on National Council for Reconciliation, a reconciliation oversight body
May 14 Drinking Water Advisories Update to Table: 29 Long-Term Drinking Water Advisories (DWA) in 27 communities; 144 Long-Tern DWA lifted = 83% completed
May 23 Missing Children Updated “TABLE: Discoveries of Unmarked Graves”: Nadleh Whut’en and Stellat’en First Nations search for unmarked graves at Lejac IRS

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