Call to Action # 26
Review and amend their respective Statutes of Limitations
Federal government response explicitly addresses the “statute of limitations” but offers no supporting details. Does not address “limitation defences”. There have been no commitments from the provinces or territories either.
Call to Action # 34
Reform criminal justice system to address the needs of people with FASD
Government’s updated response (Sept. 5) removes all reference to FASD and broadens response to encompass all mental health issues. Despite quite detailed and specific recommendations from the Canada FASD Network (FASD and the Criminal Justice System) the Federal, Provincial and Territory governments have not enacted any legislative and/or regulatory actions
Call to Action # 42
Commit to recognize and implement Indigenous Justice Systems
Government response excludes any reference to Treaty and Aboriginal Rights, the Constitution Act, 1982 or The United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Significant deletions from previous government updates

Equity for Aboriginal People in the Justice System

Call to Action # 51
Publish legal opinions on Aboriginal and treaty rights
Still reviewing existing policies and processes.
Call to Action # 52
Adopt “acceptance and burden of proof” principles on Indigenous title claims
The “Directive on Civil Litigation Involving Indigenous Peoples” provides guidance on the Government of Canada’s “litigation strategy” but does not directly address the issues specific to Aboriginal title.  

Education for Reconciliation

Call to Action # 64
Denomination schools must teach course on Indigenous spirituality
The four Church Parties to the Settlement Agreement and other Faith based organizations have made concrete commitments to advancing reconciliation with some funding commitments but nothing “mandatory” from governments.

Canada and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

Call to Action # 44
Develop national action plan and strategies to achieve UNDRIP goals
Bill C-292 “An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” died in the Senate where the “unelected” Conservative senators scuttled a Bill passed by a House of Commons “elected” majority: Yes = 206 votes (Liberals, NDP, Green, Bloc Quebecois) vs No = 79 (all conservatives).

Royal Proclamation and Covenant of Reconciliation

Call to Action # 45
Develop and sign a Royal Proclamation and Covenant of Reconciliation to advance reconciliation
The Government response ignores the Royal Proclamation of Reconciliation and central tenets of this C2A.
  i.         No formal repudiation of Doctrine of Discovery or terra nullius in this specific C2A directed at the Federal Government.  
  ii.     June 21, 2019 – Bill C-262 fails to pass in the Senate and dies on the order paper. Formal commitment made to full implementation of UNDRIP but no indication about how implementation will be in alignment with Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 
 iii.     Treaty relationships are addressed through “Principles Respecting the Government of Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples
do not align with UNDRIP. The Federal government is currently reviewing all laws and policies impacting Indigenous peoples but there is still no formal recognition and/or acknowledgement of aboriginal laws and legal tradition. Also, C2A # 30 introduces some ambiguity around Aboriginal justice systems that fall in coordination with” – as a replacement for “under the jurisdiction of” – federal and provincial governments”.
Call to Action # 47
Repudiate Doctrine of Discovery and Terra Nullius
Not a lot of progress on this C2A within any jurisdiction although the federal government has repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery and terra nullius through Minister of Crown Relations and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May, 2017. No formal, legislative repudiation however or details on how governments(s) will reform those laws, government policies, and litigation strategies that continue to rely on such concepts.

National Council for Reconciliation

Call to Action # 55
Provide Annual Reports on progress towards reconciliation
Interim Board appointed on Dec. 14, 2017 delivered their report to Minister Bennett on June, 12, 2018. Government commits to legislative activity as required to fulfill its obligations but process for ongoing reporting from all jurisdictions – federal, provincial, territory – has not been defined nor have any timelines been established for process and protocols. Oct. 25, 2018 update on federal government’s website deleted commitment “to acting quickly to implement the recommendations, including legislative requirements necessary for the council to operate and obtain the information necessary to carry out its work”.  
Call to Action # 56
Prime Minister’s State of Indigenous People’s Report
Interim Board presented their Final Report to Minister Bennett on June 12, 2018. Government will determine formal communications process to deliver the “State of Aboriginal People’ Report“. Oct. 25, 2018 update on federal government official website deleted reference to” acting quickly to implement the recommendations” and instead indicates they will “take into consideration the advice and recommendations provided in the final report”.

Missing Children and Burial Information

Call to Action # 74
Inform families of residential school holds burial locations. Reburial options
No specifics identifying what the government is doing, with whom, by when, with what budget
Call to Action # 75
Identify, protect and commemorate residential school cemeteries
No specifics identifying what the government is doing, with whom, by when, with what budget
Call to Action # 76
Commit to Indigenous residential school cemeteries principles and protocols
No specifics identifying what the government is doing, with whom, by when, with what budget


Call to Action # 81
Commission and install a Residential Schools National Monument in Ottawa
Work on C2A # 81 is in early planning stages with no details on plans, timelines, budget or engagement with other parties to the Settlement Agreement.

Sports and Reconciliation

Call to Action # 89
Amend Physical Activity and Sport Act to ensure Indigenous inclusivity
Federal Government indicted that longer-term consultations are required with other federal government stakeholders. No commitment to any timelines, specific actions or identification of which federal departments need to be engaged.
Themes#Which specific Calls to Action have “Not Started”
Legacy C2A626, 34, 42, 51, 52, 64
Reconciliation C2A1044, 45, 47, 55, 56, 74, 75, 76, 81, 89