Language and Culture

Call to Action # 13
Acknowledge Indigenous Rights include Indigenous Language Rights
The “Indigenous Languages Act” states “The Government of Canada recognizes that the rights of Indigenous peoples recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 include rights related to Indigenous languages.”

Church Apologies and Reconciliation

Call to Action # 59
Develop ongoing education strategies to teach impacts of colonization
Each of the church parties to the Settlement Agreement have made commitments to ongoing education activities within their respective congregations and institutions.

Museums and Archives

Call to Action # 68
Establish a reconciliation funding program to commemorate Canada 150
The government did not establish dedicated funding for Indigenous groups but allocated a percentage of over-all spending to indigenous projects. As noted on the government website, “The Canada 150 fund of $200M is now closed”.


Call to Action # 83
Establish strategies for funding Indigenous reconciliation projects
No funding commitments beyond March 31, 2017. The Canada Council for the Arts Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021 is structured around four key commitments including Indigenous: Creating, Knowing and Sharing that acknowledges the cultural sovereignty of Indigenous peoples and respects the concepts of First Nations, Inuit and Métis self-determination.

Media and Reconciliation

Call to Action # 84
Increase funding for the CBC to support Reconciliation
Federal Government reinvested $675M in Budget 2016 over 5 years to expand Indigenous programming
Call to Action # 85
Aboriginal Peoples Television network to continue supporting reconciliation
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s Mission is “sharing People’s journey, celebrating our cultures, inspiring our children and humouring the wisdom of our Elders”.
Status: “Complete”#Which specific Calls to Action are complete?
Legacy C2A113
Reconciliation C2A559, 68, 83, 84, 85