Aboriginal Affairs, Justice and Office of the Attorney General, Office of the Premier, July 24, 2019 - Fredericton
The provincial government is working with First Nation Elders and leaders, as well as the judiciary, to ensure the process of having Eagle Feathers available for affirmations, before testifying in court, is done with the appropriate cultural protocols. A special ceremony took place at Government House in Fredericton on Tuesday to recognize the importance of honouring Indigenous traditions and cultures. Front row, from left: Elder Alma Brooks; Justice Minister Andrea Anderson-Mason; Elder Maggie Paul; and Premier Blaine Higgs. Back row, from left: Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland; Chief Bill Ward; Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustine; National Chief Perry Bellegarde; Chief Rebecca Knockwood; Chief Sacha LaBillois; and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart.