UNDRIP, pipelines and the relationship with Indigenous Peoples in the federal leaders’ debate

The federal debate featured a segment on Indigenous issues Monday night in Gatineau, Que.

The segment mostly dealt with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, free, informed and prior consent and whether the government should have appealed a ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordering Canada to compensate First Nations children and their families who are caught up in the child welfare system.

Mostly absent from the debate was any discussion about Canada’s Arctic, Inuit or Metis peoples.

Host/Producer Nation to Nation - Ottawa

Todd Lamirande is a member of the Métis Nation. He’s the Host/Producer of APTN’s political show, Nation to Nation. Todd first joined APTN in 2000 as a video journalist. He then anchored APTN National News for 2 years and moved on to host APTN Investigates for 5 seasons.