CAP pens letter to Minister Lametti on purposeful exclusion from Justice FTP meeting
March 3, 2022 (OTTAWA) – Last week, Minister of Justice David Lametti met with his Provincial and Territorial counterparts to discuss justice and public safety priorities, during which National Indigenous Organizations (NIOs) were consulted on issues surrounding Indigenous justice and policing. The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) was purposely excluded from the list of NIOs invited.
CAP National Chief Elmer St. Pierre has sent a letter to Minister Lametti, outlining input and considerations missed by prohibiting CAP’s participation in this discussion.
Brenna Doucette, Director of Communications
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is the national voice representing the interests of Métis, status and non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living off-reserve. Today, over 80% of Indigenous people live off-reserve.