National Citizens Alliance — Registered Federal Political Party of Canada
NCA’s Mission: Grassroots, Non-establishment Alternative Choice
National Citizens Alliance’s agenda is Canadians First. All Canadians. We are here to protect and enhance Canada, and that includes provincial equity and fairness.
Since the best interests of the Canadian people guide us, we have no set position along the political spectrum: some NCA policies may be deemed right, while others may be deemed center or left. Our values of freedom, fairness, and equality of opportunity and belief in strong democratic institutions guide us, as does fact-based research, member and public feedback, with the overarching and defining commitment to put the best interests of the Canadian people first.
NCA became a registered federal party on January 30, 2019.
The National Citizens Alliance (NCA) Indigenous policy is based upon zero tolerance for abuse of First Nations, Inuit, non-status Indians, and Métis people from coast to coast to coast. In addition, our policy is based upon the inherent recognition of all Canadian Indigenous as the first nations of Canada (First Nations, Inuit, Métis). Further, our policy based upon the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and NCA democratic values including freedom, transparency, accountability, and inclusion. The foundation of the NCA Indigenous policy is a people-based democracy: government by, for, and of the people.
The NCA Indigenous policy focuses on moving forward toward Canadian unity.
Overall, the NCA as a registered federal party seeks to establish a new trajectory for Indigenous people’s place in the Canadian Confederation as respected, valued, and productive members. Similarly, the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996) recommended a new trajectory or relationship between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples. This trajectory replaces the assimilation policy as established by the 1969 liberal White Paper and recent Canadian federal policy practices that include ‘individual aboriginal rights,’ ‘results based,’ and ‘take it or leave it’ viewpoints. Bill C-27: First Nations Financial Transparency Act, Bill C-45: Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 [Indian Act amendments regarding voting on-reserve lands surrenders/designations], Bill S-2: Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act, and Bill C-428: Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act reflect these positions, and the controversial Bill C-33 First Nations Education Act.
In creating its Indigenous policy, the NCA consulted persons with specialized backgrounds in Aboriginal affairs and Indigenous people themselves to gain perspectives, information, and feedback on our statement and approach. However, the Indigenous policy is reflective solely of the NCA values, principles, and mission. The NCA Founding Document demands that the party not submit to special interests in policy or practice when it is counter to the interests of the broad public good. The NCA will never support policies that compromises its values, principles, or mission.
Primary NCA Focuses
The three core focuses of the NCA Indigenous Policy are fair, equitable treatment of all Indigenous peoples, creation of the conditions for increased Indigenous peoples’ self-sufficiency and productivity, and graduated reduction in Indigenous peoples’ dependency on welfare hands to national norms.
The NCA supports the following policies relating to Indigenous peoples:
● NCA is horrified by the genocidal acts against the Indigenous people of Canada including the residential schools and now thousands of mass graves and unmarked graves. NCA will implement justice against those organizations responsible including the Liberal Party of Canada and Conservative Party of Canada that had ultimate responsibility for these genocidal acts. NCA will implement genocidal trials to ensure that justice has been served. The Government of Canada and its establishment parties are stained with innocent blood.
● ZERO tolerance for abuse of First Nations people
● Create the conditions for Indigenous peoples self-sufficiency and increased productivity. We will do this through immediately hiring contractors, Aboriginal contractors if possible, to work on every reserve across Canada to build better housing and clean water for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. The contractors will work with the Indigenous people in a self-help program. In addition, we will work hard within the reserves to transition Indigenous peoples for a better way of life through training them in money management, and other jobs and careers. To fund this long overdue initiative, we will use government money, as well as Aboriginal funding through Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). We will no longer tolerate Indigenous peoples to be used as second and even third class citizens.
●Abide by the Supreme Court Ruling (Daniels v. Canada, 2016) that recognizes the rights of all Métis across Canada from coast to coast. In addition, we will hold accountable any organization or provincial government that refuses to recognize the rights of all their Métis people’s within their community or province. Transfer payments from Indian Affairs to any province will either be reduced or stopped until a province recognizes all Métis people within the province. In addition, the province(s) face an investigation by the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
The NCA recognizes First Nations people along with Anglophone and Francophone as foundational to Canada. Indigenous peoples are integral to the identity, culture, and prosperity of this country, and provide a unique perspective on Canada and its future. As outlined above, the NCA will implement a federal Indigenous policy that supports Indigenous peoples to be secure, profitable, and self-reliant in their distinct communities while respected, consulted, and confident in their position and contribution to the Confederation. The NCA will work with any party that shares this approach.
The NCA welcomes feedback on its policies. Please send policy feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org