Nation to Nation
The Nation to Nation panel of political experts examine Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet going into the minority session of Parliament.
On Nov. 20, Metis MP Dan Vandal who represents the Winnipeg riding of Saint Boniface-Saint Vital is the lone Indigenous voice around the cabinet table, replacing ousted minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Quebec MP Marc Miller replaces Seamus O’Regan as Minister of Indigenous Services.
Toronto MP Carolyn Bennett remains in the position of Crown-Indigenous Relations.
Vandal takes on the portfolio of Northern Affairs.
In other news, Alberta’s Metis Settlements General Council is in Ottawa.
It represents the only Metis communities that hold land collectively but they have a ways to go to get more federal recognition.