Government Commitments: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

Exploring Stakeholder: "Government of Northwest Territories"

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July 11, 2023

Premiers meeting in Winnipeg starts with discussion with Indigenous leaders

Heather Stefanson, Chair, Council of the Federation, and Premier of Manitoba talks with David Chartrand, Manitoba Metis Federation president, at the Canadian premiers and National Indigenous Organizations meeting in Winnipeg, Monday, July 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods NationTalk: Canada’s premiers kicked off their annual three-day conference Monday by meeting with Indigenous leaders on issues...

May 17, 2023

Northern Development Ministers’ Forum Focuses on Economic Reconciliation through Action

NationTalk: CHURCHILL, MAN.—Ministers representing Canada’s northern jurisdictions gathered this week in Churchill, Man. for the 2023 Northern Development Ministers’ Forum (NDMF). Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt hosted this year’s forum, which focused on learning from successful examples of economic reconciliation through action across the country. “Manitoba was honoured to welcome our...

November 16, 2021

Modern Treaty and Self-Government Partners Forum Founding Agreement

Government of NWT – Leaders from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the five Indigenous governments with modern treaty and self-government agreements in the Northwest Territories held their third meeting as the Modern Treaty and Self-Government Partners (MTSGP). Leaders discussed a range of issues of mutual interest related to implementation of land, resources,...

December 7, 2020

Legislative Development Protocol

Cabin Radio – A new Legislative Development Protocol from the Intergovernmental Council of the Northwest Territories gives Indigenous governments a seat at the table for decisions about land and resource management. The protocol is consistent with the IGA commitment to collaborate on changes to land and resource management systems, as well as providing a consistent...

February 13, 2020

2020 Speech from the Throne

Priorities led by Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs: Settle and implement treaty, land, resources, and self-government agreements Implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Increase regional decision-making authority (with support of other Depts and agencies) Priorities where Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs has a supporting role: Strengthen the government’s...

October 10, 2019

Roundtable with Indigenous leaders

The Northwest Territories’ incoming government will hold a day-long round-table meeting with leaders of more than a dozen Indigenous groups on Oct. 17, 2019. “This meeting will provide a forum for leaders to share their perspectives and voice their concerns and interests about the many issues and opportunities the Northwest Territories is faced with today,”...

November 1, 2017

Issues with southern Canada

Premier Bob McLeod issued a red alert calling for an urgent national debate on the future of the Northwest Territories who believe their reconciliation efforts and economic development opportunities are being undermined by Ottawa and the political needs and voices of southern Canada...

March 1, 2017

Update to “Meeting the Challenge of Reconciliation”

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) continues to move towards reconciliation, particularly through the actions outlined in ‘Meeting the Challenge of Reconciliation’. Many of the actions within that document are ongoing, but this update provides some highlights, organized by theme, of additional work done.

October 5, 2015

Response to TRC Summary Report

Detailed responses/updates to all 94 C2A The GNWT’s responses are not intended to be a full answer to the recommendations. They represent a new step in the broader process of reconciliation.

July 31, 2015

Métis Land Claims

NWT is the only jurisdiction where the federal government has negotiated comprehensive land claims with the Métis or are presently in negotiations with the Northwest Territory Métis Nation...

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