Education

Call to Action # 6
Repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code
No action or progress since Bill S-206 “An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence) didn’t progress beyond second reading in the senate on May 31, 2018 almost four years ago. Efforts to date are focused on education and raising awareness on issues with spanking.
Call to Action # 9
Prepare and publish annual education reports: Indigenous vs Non-Indigenous
Latest public report on the official government website is for the 2016 – 2017 fiscal year. Report does not address federal funding for schools off-reserve vs on reserve nor educational and income attainments for Indigenous vs non-Indigenous peoples

Justice

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.

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, 2021 – Bill C-15 UNDRIP Act passed in House of Commons 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 # 46
Develop and sign a Covenant of Reconciliation to advance Reconciliation
The Church Parties to the Settlement Agreement made commitments to a Covenant of Reconciliation in 2015 and 2016; the federal government did as well in their last official update on Sept, 5, 2019. There has been no actions or news since then.
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 # 53
Enact legislation to establish a National Council of Reconciliation
After almost three years, there has been absolutely no status updates on what is happening with the National Council for Reconciliation – the legislative body to be established by an act of Parliament to “monitor, evaluate and report annually to Parliament and the people of Canada” on all aspects of how reconciliation is working “to ensure government accountability”
Call to Action # 54
Provide multi-year funding to sustain National Council of Reconciliation
Budget 2019 allocated $127M in one-time funding beginning in 2020 fiscal year but there has been no activity or updates in Budget 2020, Budget 2021 or the 2021 Fall Economic Statement
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”.

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 C2A8:6, 9, 26, 34, 42, 51, 52, 64
Reconciliation C2A8:45, 46, 47, 53, 54, 55, 56, 89