20 years since Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, still waiting for change

look back to look forward to never make the same mistake – good thought, but it doesn’t work with the colonizers

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RCAP road blockCommission aimed to repair relations between indigenous and non-indigenous people

By Martha Troian, CBC News, March 03, 2016

When the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) released its final report in 1996, it set out a 20-year agenda for implementing changes to better the lives of Indigenous people in this country.

Those two decades have now come to an end.

“There is a very powerful lesson there, which is that today still, I don’t think it’s changed much,” says Paul Chartrand, 72, one of the original commissioners.

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