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Ottawa pledges 'complete overhaul' of specific claims to promote reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 5:54 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Trudeau government is vowing to revamp Ottawa’s specific claims process and policies to put more emphasis on reconciliation, rather than conflict, in dealing with historic Indigenous claims.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-RaybouldJustice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett jointly announced Ottawa’s new approach this week, disclosing at the same time that on Sept. 5 the federal Crown withdrew its application for judicial review of a $14 million-plus Specific Claims Tribunal (SCT) compensation order in favour of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation of British Columbia...