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Eagle feathers introduced to court system for legal affirmations – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201851 Views

Nova Scotia and an Ottawa courthouse both allow Indigenous people to use eagle feathers for affirmations

Nov 28, 2018

New Brunswick’s Aboriginal Affairs minister has announced that Indigenous people testifying in provincial court will now have access to eagle feathers for affirmations, or oath swearing.

Jake Stewart, who was appointed minister of Aboriginal Affairs by the new Progressive Conservative government earlier this month, recently met with Indigenous leaders across the province about the importance of the eagle feather.

The minister also spoke with regional Chief Roger Augustine and national Chief Perry Bellegarde.

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