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FIRST NATIONS: Nation to Nation Summit

OTTAWA – Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship Dialogue Series: National Summit to take place November 27 and 28th.


The Federal Government has committed as a seminal priority for Canada, to pursuing a renewed relationship based on recognition, rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership with Indigenous people in Canada, acknowledging this as both the right thing to do and a path to economic growth.

Since February of this year, the Institute on Governance and Canadians for a New Partnership held a series of dialogues across Canada to enable nations and leaders to share their vision in an open forum to help direct this agenda forward in regards to the characteristics of a renewed relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples.

Our work over the past year in convening Nation-to-Nation dialogues is culminating in a National Summit on November 27th and 28th, 2017 in Ottawa. This Summit is being hosted with the National Arts Centre, which combines our work with their initiative to contribute to a renewed relationship by creating a permanent home for Indigenous culture and art to grow and thrive.

Our ambitious agenda includes:

·       National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations

·       Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

·       Clément Chartier, President, Métis National Council

·       The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, PC, MP, Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

·       The Honourable Jane Philpot, PC, MP, Minister of Indigenous Services

·       The Honourable Murray Sinclair, Canadian Senator for Manitoba, Chair of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission

·       The Right Honourable Joe Clark, PC CC AOE, Canada’s 16th Prime Minister

·       The Right Honourable Paul Martin, PC CC, Canada’s 21st Prime Minister

·       The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, CC, QC, LLD, LSM, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

·       The Honourable Bob Rae, PC, CC, OOnt QC, former Premier of Ontario

·       Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada

·       Former National Chief Ovide Mercredi, OM

·       The Honourable Gwen Boniface, COM OOnt, Member of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

·       Miles G. Richardson, OC, Board Member, Canadians for a New Partnership

·       Celeste Haldane, Chief Commissioner, BC Treaty Commission

And Many More!–

The Nation-To-Nation Summit is now sold out, but more information is available at Follow the discussion on twitter and Facebook @IOGca.

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