Madam Speaker, when we talk about self-determination of indigenous peoples, we need to keep in mind both the hereditary process and the colonial band councils that were put in place. We need to also be careful about who speaks for indigenous nations.
There are processes that need to happen internally within the nation to determine how they make decisions and how the reconciliation will happen between these levels of government. It is dangerous for the government to insert itself in that situation and, instead, should be there to support capacity building in those nations to make decisions on their own. That is what our government is committed to doing.