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Trudeau’s dance of deception on Indigenous rights | Pamela Palmater

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 8:46 AM | By Pamela Palmater

On Feb. 14, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his plan to develop a new legislative framework called the “Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework” intended to recognize Indigenous rights and avoid litigation. This announcement came after the incredible not guilty verdict in the Gerald Stanley murder trial — the farmer who killed Colten Boushie from Red Pheasant First Nation — and the subsequent nationwide rallies and protests by Indigenous peoples.

There is no doubt that Trudeau was trying to deflect attention from the deep-rooted racism...