ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, Yellowhead Institute officially launched in Toronto with an event titled Indigenous Strategies on Transformative Change. We invited four prominent Indigenous leaders and advocates to join Yellowhead Executive Director and Research Director, Hayden King and Shiri Pasternak, to share their analysis on the Framework before it was shelved. Despite the current status of this legislation their comments are still relevant today.
Featured panelists: Gordon Peters (Lunapeew, Turtle Clan) Deputy Grand Chief, Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians; Courtney Skye (Mohawk, Turtle Clan) Policy Analyst; Khelsilem Rivers (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw) Spokesperson and elected councillor, Squamish Nation Council; and Tanya Kappo (Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation).
For more on the Rights Framework, read the 2018 Yellowhead Institute report, Canada’s Emerging Indigenous Rights Framework: A Critical Analysis.