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Two courts will be hearing some important cases

Important court cases seek groundbreaking decisions. One in Northern Ontario wants the annual annuity raised substantially from $4. While the Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments on Monday where governments would have to consult First Nations before legislation is crafted and passed.

Duration: 00:23:07

The Federal government takes some licks on the final show of 2017

It’s been almost exactly five years since Idle No More got started on the Prairies. Although it held a rally in Toronto today and plan another one in Winnipeg this weekend, its public presence is arguably not like it was in 2012. In this episode of Nation To Nation, we take a look at Idle No More and the federal government.

Duration: 00:23:41

Government needs to stop treating families disrespectfully – NDP

Opposition members take the government to task. For making Angela Sheeshish go to court to get permission to tell the world about her ordeal at the St. Anne’s residential school. And Ontario regional chief Isadore Day wants more time to explore the impacts of making pot legal.

Duration: 00:23:23

MMIWG Chief Commissioner is asked to resign

MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion Buller got an earful at the AFN chief’s special assembly in Ottawa Thursday. A Manitoba leader asked for her resignation. And an AFN resolution supported more time and money for the Inquiry - and that Buller resign her position.

Duration: 00:23:31

Halfway through its mandate, the government defends its record

Political panel rates how well the government has handled the Indigenous file since being elected. Thunder Bay MP Don Rusnak explains whether or not the city he represents is in crisis. And a BC coastal leader wants Ottawa’s help to prevent fuel spills near her community.

Duration: 00:23:03

Is government bureaucracy is interfering with the National Inquiry into MMIWG?

Political panel discusses whether government bureaucracy is interfering with the MMIWG Inquiry. And Auditor General Michael Ferguson says Health Canada had no idea if its programs targeting Indigenous dental health were effective.

Duration: 00:23:34

Metis leader expresses skepticism on Riel anniversary

On Nation to Nation, Metis leader questions the honour of the Crown on the anniversary of Louis Riel’s execution. And the leaders of modern day treaties and self-government agreements are cautiously optimistic about implementation under the Trudeau government.

Duration: 00:23:17

How Bill S-3 is ending sex discrimination in the Indian Act

A deal was announced on finally passing Bill S-3. It ends sex discrimination in the Indian Act by restoring status to women who married non-status men. The political panel discusses the ending of sex discrimination in the Indian Act with Bill S-3. Also, discussion on the devastating wildfire season last summer. Plus, speculation about who the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada may be.

Duration: 00:22:53

How band membership is determined and why it became an issue on Parliament Hill

The political panel debates band membership under the Indian Act and the exploding population of Indigenous prisoners. As well, a Winnipeg member of parliament offers a dire warning about Indigenous languages. Robert Falcon Ouellette says if nothing is done now, it could be too late to save them.

Duration: 00:23:14

Jordan’s Principle still taking bureaucrats by surprise

A look at the woes besetting the National Inquiry into MMIWG and even though Jordan’s Principle was supposed to have been a guiding motion for the past decade, as late as a year ago some bureaucrats at Health Canada still didn’t know what it was. Also on this episode of Nation To Nation, the hereditary Chief in British Columbia. Is the BC premier and the Minister of Agriculture on their side when it comes to getting rid of fish farms in his traditional territory?

Duration: 00:23:21

A look at what’s wrong with the way specific claims are resolved

Crown Indigenous Relations Parliamentary Secretary Yvonne Jones, Conservative Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Cathy McLeod, and NDP Deputy Critic for Indigenous Affairs Georgina Jolibois all weigh in on what's wrong with the way specific claims are resolved. It takes too long and costs too much. So is another overhaul of the process going to be effective? As well, there's been a lot of talk about self-government and self-determination. But not so much about re-establishing...

Duration: 00:20:59

Indigenous people overrepresented in prisons, under-represented in trade

Senator Kim Pate talks about the staggering numbers of Indigenous people in prison, especially for females, where nearly 38 percent of all female prisoners are Aboriginal women. As well, what does the North American Free Trade Agreement have to do with Indigenous people? International trade lawyer Wayne Garnons-Williams says it has a lot to do with it. And is pushing for an Indigenous chapter to be included in NAFTA.

Duration: 00:22:18

MMIWG Inquiry, and what is a government to government relationship?

Laurie Odjick is one of the speakers at Octobers’s Sisters in Spirit vigil on Parliament Hill. Her daughter Maisy has been missing since 2008. Odjick joins Nation to Nation host Todd in the studio and explains why she still supports the National Inquiry into MMIWG, despite having reservations. As well, the political panel is back and one the issues on the table is – what exactly does having a government to government relationship mean?

Duration: 00:23:05