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Prime Minister Scott Morrison at odds with Indigenous Affairs Minister over kava imports

It was all smiles as the Prime Minister ... NT Health Minister Eva Lawler says it's important to continue policing kava restrictions in the region But when Scott Morrison returns home it's likely he'l... read more

Will Tony Abbott be a ‘prime minister for Aboriginal affairs’?

but a prime minister for Aboriginal Affairs. The first I imagine that we have ever had. Just what this means in practice remains to be seen. At this stage, his agenda remains vague and his engagement ... read more

Trudeau dodges criticism from Indigenous leaders over Wilson-Raybould cabinet shuffle

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declined ... while Ms. Philpott’s previous role as Indigenous Services Minister was handed to Seamus O’Regan. Ms. Wilson-Raybould was moved to Veterans Affairs, replacing ... read more

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Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle sends troubling signals to Indigenous communities

Where is the Indigenous leadership in defining a new relationship? When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ... former ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs into two entities – Indigenous Services and ... read more

How the “Prime Minister for Indigenous affairs” slashed health spending

And now we have the Minister ... funding for Indigenous health services – which is also being cut. The 2013-14 portfolio budget statements for the Department of Health included a 2013-14 budget figure ... read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffles cabinet, Philpott takes over as Treasury Board president

Monday's surprise move was Jody Wilson-Raybould's appointment as veterans affairs minister, moving from justice, where she was the first aboriginal woman to hold the porfolio, to a line department whe... read more

Trudeau Names New Cabinet Ministers Ahead of Canadian Election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his ... after serving previously as minister of indigenous services. Seamus O’Regan, who was veterans affairs minister, takes over the indigenous file. Jody Wils... read more

GUEST COLUMN: Indigenous Affairs portfolio is democratically flawed

It isn’t easy to grasp just how vast and complex Canada’s federal Indigenous affairs portfolio ... government departments, the minister is appointed by the prime minister and accountable ... read more

Public service full to bursting with deputy ministers

Even a small department like Veterans Affairs now has an associate ... six top officials in the deputy minister (DM) category. Five are full deputies and a sixth is an associate deputy. They’re all ap... read more

Cabinet shuffle shows reconciliation dropping in priority for Trudeau, say Indigenous advocates

Prime ... with Indigenous Peoples is triggering concerns Ottawa is pulling back on its reconciliation agenda. Trudeau announced Monday he was moving cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould from the Just... read more

Don Martin: Mini shuffle was a transparent hit job on one key cabinet minister

Rarely do you glimpse the mindset of a prime ... accelerating indigenous reconciliation her primary motivation for being in politics. For being less than fawning on the file, she paid the price. This ... read more

Malcolm Turnbull accused of 'ignoring' land council's call to dump Indigenous Affairs Minister

The head of the nation's largest Aboriginal land council has said he advised the Prime Minister to dump Nigel Scullion as Indigenous Affairs Minister ... land rights policy during the election — hardl... read more

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