“150,000 Indigenous children were separated from their tribes and communities to attend residential schools”. While most of the 139 Indian Residential Schools stopped being used until the 1970s, the last federally-run school closed in the late 1990s. “The implementation of the Settlement began in September 2007 with hopes of bringing a resolution to the legacy of Indian Residential Schools. On June 11, 2008, on behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood in the House of Commons to acknowledge the intergenerational damage caused by this policy to former students of Indian Residential Schools and ask for forgiveness from the Aboriginal peoples of Canada for failing them so profoundly”. The Apology underlined Canadians’ resolve to learn from these tragic events to ensure the events will never happen again. “The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides mental health support services directly to former students and their families as they participate in the different components.” When the Prime Minister of Canada spoke he also motioned things such as Resolution health support workers to listen, talk and provide support through all phases of the Settlement Agreement. Cultural support the elders and traditional healers for teachings, ceremonies, dialogue and traditional healing. “Professional counseling and social workers that are registered with Health Canada, for individual or family counseling”. Assistance with transportation may be offered when professional counseling and cultural support services are not locally available.United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesCanada is committed to a renewal with nation to nation relationships of indigenous people about their rights. Which is rooted in the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “A United Nations General Assembly declaration is a document expressing political commitment on matters of global significance. A declaration is not legally binding, unlike a treaty or a covenant”. Declarations are not signed or ratified by states. Declarations can be adopted by consensus or by vote. They can either, vote for the adopting of the declaration, abstain from all voting, declarations only represent political commitment for those who vote in favour of adopting them.Laws and Policies “The Government of Canada is committed to achieving reconciliation with Indigenous peoples through a renewed, nation-to-nation, government-to-government, and Inuit-Crown relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership as the foundation for transformative change” in this policy the government wants to go through everyone to make it up to the firstnations and to show them respect. “On February 22, 2017, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a Working Group of Ministers responsible for reviewing relevant federal laws to help further a nation, Inuit-Crown and government relationship with Indigenous peoples”. “”As we mark 150 years of Confederation, it is time to ask what we want the next 150 years to look like and the role First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation will have in building a stronger Canada. To this end, the Working Group of Ministers is engaging with Indigenous peoples to ensure laws, policies and operational practices are based on the recognition of rights and advance reconciliation. This work will be nothing short of transformative.”” New Agreements of 2016 and 2017This is a list of all the new agreements for the aboriginal people in 2016. November 16, 2017, Canada and Métis Nation of Alberta advance reconciliation with signing of Framework AgreementNovember 2, 2017, A renewed relationship in action: Tlicho Financing AgreementOctober 10, 2017, Canada and Snuneymuxw First Nation advance reconciliation through settlement of historic claimOctober 6, 2017: Agreement-in-Principle reached to resolve the Sixties Scoop LitigationSeptember 4, 2017: Canada and Tsleil-Waututh Nation take steps to advance reconciliation with signing of Letter of UnderstandingAugust 24, 2017: Government of Canada renews partnership with 33 Treaty-based co-management boards and committees in the Northwest TerritoriesAugust 16, 2017: Canada and the Anishinabek Nation celebrate the signing of historic education self-government agreementAugust 14, 2017: Moving beyond the 1965 agreement to improve support to children and families in Ontario First NationsJuly 24, 2017: Canada and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations working together to reform child and family services for First Nations in SaskatchewanJuly 18, 2017: Canada and the Crees of Eeyou Istchee sign agreement on Cree Nation governanceJune 15, 2017: Canada and Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada sign new partnership agreementJune 12, 2017: The Prime Minister and the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations sign Memorandum of Understanding on shared prioritiesMay 18, 2017: Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee advances agendaApril 27, 2017: Canada and Whitecap Dakota First Nation sign Agreement-in-Principle on self-governmentMarch 31, 2017: Tripartite Framework Agreement to provide sustainable future for Kashechewan First NationFebruary 27, 2017: The Governments of Canada and Ontario and the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians sign historic education agreementFebruary 9, 2017: Inuit Nunangat Declaration on Inuit-Crown PartnershipFebruary 9, 2017: Inuit-Crown Partnership CommitteeFebruary 3, 2017: Ontario Métis Memorandum of UnderstandingJanuary 31, 2017: Alberta Métis Memorandum of UnderstandingJanuary 28, 2017: Minister Bennett and Chief Slett sign the Heiltsuk Haí?cístut Framework AgreementJanuary 27, 2017: Tsilhqot’in and Canada take first steps towards reconciliation with signing of Letter of UnderstandingJanuary 25, 2017: Canada and the Siksika Nation advance reconciliation with signing of Castle Mountain SettlementDecember 15, 2016: Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoplesOctober 18, 2016: Algonquins of Ontario achieve new milestone toward modern treaty with Ontario and CanadaSeptember 7, 2016: Celebration of the coming into force of the Déline Final Self-Government AgreementSeptember 29, 2016: Minister Bennett welcomes settlement agreement between Canada and survivors of five boarding schools in Newfoundland and LabradorJuly 12, 2016: Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on a New Fiscal Relationship with the Assembly of First NationsApril 14, 2016: Canada and Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point take key step in their journey toward healing and reconciliation with historic Camp Ipperwash SettlementApril 5, 2016: Tla’amin Final Agreement takes effect.This list of all the new agreements are all about the aboriginal peoples of Canada. “Reconciliation is an ongoing process through which Indigenous peoples and the Crown work cooperatively to establish and maintain a mutually respectful framework for living together. A view to fostering strong sustainable Indigenous nations within a strong Canada.