Will the NCC act to repair broken trust over Zibi condo proposal?
When the National Capital Commission announced its support for Dream Windmill's condo proposal on Albert and Chaudiere Islands in February 2015, it said that support was contingent on consultations with Indigenous people and groups.
This website provides a full report on issues of broken trust that First Nations Chiefs and our citizens' advocacy group are encountering from this federal institution. As well, a recent APTN report describes an access to information request of the NCC and interviews Verna Polson, Grand Chief of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council, over the NCC's shameful inability to craft a coherent policy when it comes to consultations with Indigenous people over land deals in Ottawa, including the LeBreton Flats proposal.
The time has come for the NCC to clean up its act by assuming a respectful and responsible stance in its consultations with Indigenous people and nations. Why? Because it's 2016.