N.B. government employees ordered not to make First Nations title acknowledgements at events – CBC

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N.B. government employees ordered not to make First Nations title acknowledgements at events – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202133 Views

Oct 15, 2021

Staff told to instead use approved acknowledgement that excludes words ‘unceded’ and ‘unsurrendered’

New Brunswick provincial employees are no longer allowed to make territorial or title acknowledgements in reference to First Nations lands, Attorney General Ted Flemming said Thursday in a memo provoked by legal actions against the government involving Indigenous rights and land title.

Instead, the memo said employees must only use an “ancestral acknowledgement” approved by the provincial government’s protocol office.

In recent years, title acknowledgements have become a regular practice by universities, municipalities and government officials across Canada at the beginning of public events and ceremonies.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/first-nations-new-brunswick-1.6211638

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