Collaborative Process on Indian Registration, Band Membership
and First Nation Citizenship
Community consultations regarding the amendments to the Indian Act: An Act to amend the Indian Act in response to the Superior Court of Quebec decision in Descheneaux c. Canada (Procureur général) (Bill S-3) were held in 2019 in Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Calgary. The ACAA hosted these information sessions to seek input and feedback from Non-Status, Metis and Inuit people on the proposed considerations impacting Bill S3. Bill S-3 addressed the removal of the 1951 cut off date from the Indian Act and the remaining inequalities related to registration and determination of membership and citizenship to First Nation communities.
MMIWG Women's Summit
The ACAA was invited to participate in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Summit held in Ottawa, Ontario on January 13 & 14, 2020. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss and address initial concerns and issues regarding the Calls for Justice against Indigenous women, girls and the 2SLGBTQQIA people in Canada.
The ACAA hosted in Indigenous Conversation online to discuss various topics.
CAP Annual General Assembly
The ACAA Board of Directors attended the CAP Annual General Assembly in Ottawa, Ontario on September 27-28, 2019. In addition, our ACAA President Beverly Allard attended the CAP Board meeting.
MMIWG Engagement Sessions
Hosted three MMIWG Engagement Sessions in Calgary, Wood Buffalo and Edmonton to discuss and engage the community regarding the MMIWG Final Report.
ACAA Annual General Assembly
The ACAA hosted its Annual General Assembly (AGA) on August 24, 2019 at the Hopkins Law building. The Board provided the President’s Report, Financial Statements and Youth Report and proposed resolutions for the year. This year the ACAA was graced by CAP’s National Vice Chief who gave updates on a national level. Lastly, the ACAA had its 2019-2021 Board of Director Elections.
In response to the needs to members who attended the MMIWG Engagement Sessions the ACAA hosted a potluck at the Câhcacêp Art & Tea House in Edmonton to follow up and to debrief on the engagement sessions.