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Where we are in regard to Canada's relationship with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people - we're stuck. A very compressed view of history. What happened in 1982 with regard to Aboriginal and treaty rights in Canada's patriated Constitution. The parliamentary task force on Indian self-government. The Penner Report. Optimism that faded to gloom in the last half of the 1980s. The chilling storm of Oka. The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. New hope. Then - no action. One place we have moved forward. The mandate of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation. Examples of achievement and potential to contribute. Ways to get "unstuck." A plea to the audience to help the Foundation. An example of the kind of project in which the Foundation is engaged. What could be done. Our responsibility.