Category Archives: First Nations

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Question Period: Will the government consult First Nations on shale gas? 21 Novembre 2018

New reports say the premier will be meeting this week with industry interested in the prospect of drilling new shale gas wells in New Brunswick, before consulting with citizens, First Nations and local government on the matter. Will the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs guarantee that First Nations will be consulted before the government contemplates lifting the shale gas moratorium?

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Time to Start Down the Road to Reconciliation: Statement by the Green party leader on National Aboriginal Day

Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick issued the following statement in recognition of National Aboriginal Day: “Today is National Aboriginal Day. Two years ago, this month the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released 94 calls to action for governments and educational institutions to begin down the road of […]

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Green party leader’s bill to foster intercultural understanding passes into law

Fredericton –Today in the Legislative Assembly, Green party leader, David Coon’s bill, An Act to Amend the Education Act passed Third reading. “My bill will ensure all students learn about the legacy of residential schools, the nature of our treaties and our shared histories, and the realities of indigenous people today,” said Coon. “This will help build the intercultural understanding […]

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Education amendment passes 2nd reading

Today my bill to amend the Education Act unanimously passed Second Reading and will move on to committee prior Third Reading. It will ensure all students learn about the legacy of residential schools, the nature of our treaties and our shared histories, and the realities of indigenous people today. This will help build the intercultural understanding and mutual respect necessary […]

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