Policy Resolution 61

61. Priority Resolution: Aboriginal Issues

BE IT RESOLVED:

That the Liberal Party of Canada:

RATIONALE:

It is imperative that all Canadians understand the Rights asserted in the Proclamation of 1763, the Treaties entered into with First Nation Peoples, and the damage created by the Indian Act and Residential School Policies.  Canadians must work with First Nation Peoples in the spirit of cooperation and mutual respect to modernize these Treaties and legislation.  Where applicable, all new legislation must be the result of a fully collaborative and consultative process with full participation of Aboriginal Peoples governing authorities. It must be aimed at building self-reliant communities that are economically sustainable and reflect the true intent of the treaties, allowing First Nation communities to participate in the economic future of Canada, while maintaining their cultural heritage and dignity.

Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)