Congress of Aboriginal Peoples accuses Canadian government of discrimination
The Canadian government is getting slapped with a legal complaint by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, alleging discrimination against off-reserve and non-status Indigenous People.
The CAP's filing with the United Nations Human Rights Committee says Justin Trudeau's Liberal government has adopted a "distinctions-based approach'' to developing Indigenous policy.
The complaint says the government has chosen to engage with only three recognized groups -- the Assembly of First Nations, the Metis National Council and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, none of which represents off-reserve or non-status Indigenous People.
More than 70 per cent of Canada's Indigenous People live off-reserve.
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