National Indigenous History Month – June 2022
OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada helps make history this yr with major changes to the GPC’s Structure and Governance Bodies. Members have voted so as to add three seats to the Federal Council, to accommodate Indigenous, Inuit, and Métis representatives.
That is the primary time in Canadian political history that a national party has included Indigenous representative seats on its governing body.
“It’s well past time to have fun and honour the contributions Indigenous people could make to the political landscape, and shape policy in ways in which reflect their very own values,” said Lorraine Rekmans, President of the Green Party of Canada.
Rekmans, is the primary Indigenous woman to function President of a national political party in Canada. She was elected in August 2021.
The GPC made the changes following its Virtual General Meeting in March, where policy was introduced so as to add the three seats, and create a latest party unit to represent Indigenous peoples.
The Indigenous Peoples Advisory Circle (IPAC) was incorporated into the party’s structure and is a unit of the party that’s representative of and controlled by its Indigenous party members.
Along with these changes, the GPC has called for Canada to align its Structure with the principles of UNDRIP.
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