Jean Allard, 1930-2020
Our MAWG team is saddened by the passing of Jean Allard on December 2, 2020 at the age of 90. Jean was an honorary member of MAWG, and worked for decades to advance the idea of modernizing Treaty annuities.
Read our tribute: A legacy for Jean Allard
Gregory Mason, Sheilla Jones, Wayne Helgason
Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development
Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2021
(Read an In Brief note here)
Covid 19 Statement
The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly identified the most vulnerable populations in our society, including Canada’s First Nations people. As a revolutionary but practical solution to that vulnerability, MAWG is advancing a modern annuity as a means to empower First Nations people to choose for themselves how they want to live and be governed. We may be challenged by living through a pandemic, but we can still make space for working towards reconciliation.
News and features
CBC: Open letter
By Sheila North
CBC, July 1, 2020
Dear Canada, dear Canadians,
You are beautiful. True, north, strong and free. So why are you mean, so ignorant, rude and hateful?! Not all the time and not all of you.
By Sheilla Jones and Sheila North
Toronto Star, December 23, 2019
The origin of a potentially ground-breaking step toward meaningful reconciliation between Canada's first people and settlers can be laid at the feet of Métis leader Louis Riel. Literally.
With Sheilla Jones, Sheila North, and APTN host Melissa Ridgen.
September 6, 2019
Promoting Let the People Speak, Global News Morning Winnipeg, Global TV, September 19, 2019
Video: Redirecting money from Indigenous Affairs to Status Indians, APTN, April 7, 2019, 16:35
Indigenous Affairs portfolio is democratically flawed, by Sheilla Jones, Ottawa Sun, January 12, 2019