Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Officer of the Order of Canada & Leader of the Green Party of Canada.
Elizabeth' May's talk July 8that the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly in Montreal highlighted the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, what needs to happen now, and how we need to learn from FN peoples to have stronger respect for people and our environment.
The Green vision for reconciliation begins with the formal recognition of the cultural genocide from the residential school system and its ongoing consequences. The second step is the creation of a new system for decision-making in partnership. Elizabeth described this as a better version of the council of the first ministers. The new council would have representation from federal, First Nations, provincial, territorial and municipal governments. Its mandate would be to work together, in respect, to collectively address the pressing challenges facing us all.
See Elizabeth's compelling presentation at the First Nations Assembly here. Help to make her vision of reconciliation a reality. For more on the Green Party platform, see Vision Green.
For more on Elizabeth May, please see What One Green MP Can Do