InFocus: Reconciliation means “our laws are just as legitimate as theirs” – Grand Chief Nepinak

aptn InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie:

In this edition we put the calls to action by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, InFocus.

The TRC is calling for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to serve as the framework for reconciliation.

Arthur Manuel shares why he’ll be watching closely how Canada treats the article on self-determination.

We also visited the Hollow Water First Nation in Manitoba to show you how communities are trying to preserve and revitalize their Indigenous language, Anishinaabemowin, with an immersion program for students beginning in kindergarten.  Dennis Chartrand talks about why this is also about reconciliation.

Then we hear developments about the hearings before the National Energy Board on Enbridge’s Line 3.

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Grand Chief Derek Nepinak explains why The Great Binding Law is just as legitimate as Canadian law.

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs / Winnipeg

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.