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Report on Quebec public inquiry on Indigenous Relations (Viens Commission) available for viewing


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that the Summary Report on the public inquiry commission into the relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Quebec: listening, reconciliation and progress (often referred to as the Viens Commission) can be viewed on the MCK’s website.

It was requested that the document be made available so that Kahnawa’kehró:non can consult it. According a letter received this week from Inquiry President Jacques Viens, it is hoped that the report’s recommendations “will mark the starting point of a path to reconciliation and towards the improvement of relations between Indigenous peoples and targeted public services.”

“The Commission confirmed that Quebec has quite a way to go to change its culture in terms of how it services the Indigenous population,” said Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton. “The inquiry resulted in a great many recommendations to help address these issues. It’s a good idea for people to actually read the Summary Report, as it provides a checklist or scorecard to hold the government accountable to take action, and not just make nice statements about reconciliation.”

The Summary Report is 110 pages long. To view, consult the Public Documents page of

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