September 27, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Robert Bertrand of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples was encouraged by the level of delegate engagement at CAP’s 46th Annual General Assembly on urgent issues facing off-reserve Indigenous People today. The AGA took place in Ottawa on September 22nd and 23rd. Key

August 9, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Robert Bertrand of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) observed the 2017 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, in particular this year’s significance as being the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Chief

July 25, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Robert Bertrand of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is both encouraged and hopeful with the announcement of Senator Murray Sinclair as an independent investigator with the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC). The OCPC is examining the concerns regarding the delivery of police

July 24, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Robert Bertrand of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples congratulated all those who participated at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto.   National Chief Bertrand stated, “CAP is proud of the endless determination undertaken by our young Indigenous athletes who, through

July 19, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Robert Bertrand of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples was pleased and encouraged by the level of engagement with the provincial and territorial premiers at the Council of the Federation meeting in Edmonton, Alberta. In meeting with the Premiers, Chief Bertrand discussed a

May 30th, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his request to have the Catholic Church apologize for its role in Indian Residential Schools. “There is still a long road to reconciliation,” says CAP National Chief Robert Bertrand. “But an apology from

March 28, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is deeply troubled by comments from Senator Lynn Beyak about residential schools. “It’s comments like these that illustrate the need for more education,” says Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief Robert Bertrand.  “This kind of ideology is unacceptable.” Earlier

July 11, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is saddened to hear about the resignation of Commissioner Marilyn Poitras from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “I cannot stress just how important and meaningful this National Inquiry is, not only for those