With a gaping void of trust between Indigenous communities and the government — chiefs, MPPs, and other leaders are stepping in.
The ministry wasn’t aware of most of the government’s policies for Indigenous Peoples.
MPP Sol Mamakwa’s nephew died while in custody at a Thunder Bay jail earlier this month.
Ontario Provincial Police arrested demonstrators to end a weeks-long blockade on Mohawk Territory.
One Conservative said they won’t create a mental health strategy for Indigenous people because that would leave others out.
NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa had asked Premier Doug Ford if he’d restore Indigenous affairs funding.
“For the whole House to stand up in the memory of this young girl, it was very moving to me.”