If social innovation is going to change the world, it must include our Indigenous voices. Indigenous people have an important role to play in ensuring that we create a world – a planet and a society that can live in harmony.
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The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) National Youth Council is the representative body for the rights and interests of Non-Status and Status Indians, Southern Inuit and Métis Aboriginal youth living off-reserve in Canada.
Fall 2020 Edition
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is pleased to present our magazine the Indigenous Voice. The Indigenous Voice explores the real story of non-status and off-reserve Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Inside you will find experiences of everyday people and communities working to support one of the most marginalized Indigenous groups in Canada, exploring the incredible history, culture and struggle of the non-status community.
Inside you will find:
◆ Success Stories of Young Indigenous Peoples
◆ Fresh insight into the political struggle faced by the off-reserve and non-status community
◆ Profiles of Indigenous Communities and Peoples
◆ Explorations of the Diverse Indigenous Cultures
◆ Indigenous Stories from around Canada
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Representing Aboriginal People Living Off-Reserve Since 1971
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is one of five National Indigenous Organizations recognized by the Government of Canada. Founded in 1971 as the Native Council of Canada (NCC), the organization was originally established to represent the interests of Métis and non-status Indians. Reorganized and renamed in 1993, CAP has extended its constituency to include all off-reserve status and non-status Indians, Métis and Southern Inuit Aboriginal Peoples, and serves as the national voice for its provincial and territorial affiliate organizations. CAP also holds consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which facilitates its participation on international issues of importance to Indigenous Peoples.
News and Updates
Canada and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Sign Political Accord
From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
December 12, 2018 — Ottawa, Ontario — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
On December 5, 2018, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, and National Chief Robert Bertrand and National Vice-Chief Kim Beaudin of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples signed the Canada-Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Political Accord.
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Celebrates Breakthrough Political Accord with the Federal Government
December 5, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Chief, Vice-Chief and Board of Directors joined in celebration today for the signing of a renewed Political Accord with the federal government. The Accord has been the subject of negotiations with government over the past year.