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July 8, 2024


Development agreement signed with Natoaganeg First Nation

NationTalk: FREDERICTON – The provincial government has signed a development agreement with Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation to support the community’s priorities related to social, environmental, cultural and economic matters. “The development agreement with Natoaganeg we signed today is a new, modern partnership focused on the needs of the community,” said Indigenous Affairs Minister Réjean...

July 3, 2024


Anishinabek Nation and Ministry of Natural Resources sign Memorandum of Understanding

NationTalk: ANISHINABEK NATION TERRITORY – The Anishinabek Nation and Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) are committed to continuing to work together in a positive, solutions-based approach to resolve issues of concern in natural resource management through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). “The goal of our relationship and partnership is to improve communication, dialogue,...

June 19, 2024


Intergovernmental Meeting between Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę Government and Government of the Northwest Territories

NationTalk: Yellowknife, NT – Premier R.J. Simpson, Minister Caroline Wawzonek, Minister Caitlin Cleveland, Minister Lucy Kuptana, Minister Jay Macdonald, Minister Vince McKay, and Minister Lesa Semmler met with the Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę Government Ɂekw’ahtı̨dǝ́ Danny Gaudet, Ɂekw’ahtı̨Raymond Taneton Délı̨nę K’aowǝdóKǝ members, Leonard Kenny, Christopher Yukon, Gina Dolphus, Jonas Modeste, and Dora Blondin, as well as Marion...

April 17, 2024


Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and Canada Forge a New Path Together on Governance, Land and Economic Development

NationTalk: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) and the Government of Canada have taken a significant step towards strengthening their relationship and promoting self-determination for the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke. Today, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed, outlining the relationship between the parties and the shared objective of...

April 8, 2024


The GN and QIA Sign Letter of Partnership to Enhance Support to Inuit in the Territory

NationTalk: (Iqaluit, Nunavut) Today the Department of Economic Development and Transportation (EDT) and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association signed a Letter of Partnership that confirms collaboration and aspirational goals that outline targets intended to pursue over the next 3 years. The QIA and EDT have a long history of closely working together on joint initiatives that benefit...

March 28, 2024


B.C. government affirms Haida Nation title over all of Haida Gwaii in draft agreement

Deal recognizing Haida title follows 50 years of work CBC Indigenous: British Columbia has officially recognized the Haida Nation’s Aboriginal title over the islands of Haida Gwaii with a draft agreement that has been 50 years in the making. The Gaayhllxid/Gíihlagalgang “Rising Tide” Haida Title Lands Agreement officially recognizes and affirms the nation’s right over the land of Haida...

March 27, 2024


‘It’s all Haida land’: Nation’s title to be officially recognized over the entirety of Haida Gwaii

A new draft agreement with the province lays out the groundwork to transition governance and jurisdiction over more than 10,000 square km of territory Gaagwiis, President of the Haida Nation, sings during a May 2023 ceremony to officially recognize the Council of the Haida Nation as a government in provincial law. Photo: Government of B.C....

February 15, 2024


Haida Nation recognition Bill making its way through the Senate first

“Our people recognized our inherent right to govern our lands and waters in a good way, to steward and speak for the beings and the supernaturals, and to uphold our inherent responsibility to care for our homelands.” —Council of the Haida Nation President Gaagwiis (Jason Aslop) Council of the Haida Nation President Gaagwiis (Jason Aslop)...

January 29, 2024


B.C. prepares legislation to share decision-making power with Indigenous groups over public lands

JUSTINE HUNTER VICTORIA The Globe and Mail: The B.C. government is preparing legislation for this spring to allow the province to share its decision-making powers over public lands with Indigenous groups. The Land Act governs access and use of public land, which covers 94 per cent of the province, and there are roughly 40,000 active...

January 18, 2024


Trudeau government transfers land management to Nunavut in historic deal

Nunavut signed an agreement with the federal government Thursday that transfers responsibility for land and natural resource management to the territory, marking the largest land transfer in Canadian history. The Toronto Star: OTTAWA — Nunavut signed an agreement with the federal government Thursday that transfers responsibility for land and natural resource management to the territory,...

January 17, 2024


Trudeau in Nunavut to sign long-awaited devolution agreement

Agreement will transfer more federal responsibilities to the territory Nunavut, Trudeau sign devolution agreement Click on the following link to view the video: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nunavut-prime-minister-trudeau-sign-devolution-1.7085153?cmp=newsletter_Evening%20Headlines%20from%20CBC%20News_1617_1354641 CBC News: Nunavut is expected to sign a devolution agreement with the federal government, which essentially transfers responsibility of Crown lands and waters from the federal government to the territorial government....

November 24, 2023


Another First Nation, another deal, despite Indigenous anger

New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative government has made another deal with a First Nation, despite several Indigenous chiefs expressing outrage over its decision to single-handedly cancel their lucrative tax agreements. NationTalk: Hamilton Spectator -The Canadian Press: New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative government has made another deal with a First Nation, despite several Indigenous chiefs expressing outrage over...

November 9, 2023


NWT Poll Shows Major Support for Northern Stewardship and Other Outcomes of the NWT PFP Initiative

NationTalk: Yellowknife: The vast majority of Northwest Territories residents support the core aspects of the Northwest Territories Project Finance for Permanence initiative currently being developed, according to a new poll conducted within the NWT. Support was nearly unanimous for some of the core elements expected to be included in the initiative, such as efforts to help...

October 11, 2023


Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq and Government of Canada sign historic Framework Agreement, a milestone in delivering housing and infrastructure services in Mi’kmaw communities

NationTalk: Indigenous Services Canada — Millbrook First Nation, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, Nova Scotia — Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM)The Government of Canada recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ inherent right to self-determination and supports the right of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis to independently deliver services...

August 23, 2023


Recognizing Treaty 6: Minister Wilson

NationTalk: Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement to commemorate the signing of Treaty 6: “Today marks 147 years since the signing of Treaty 6 in Fort Carlton, Sask. Almost one year later, on Aug. 21, 1877, First Nations chiefs gathered at a site in amiskwaciwâskahikan, what is now commonly known as...

July 12, 2023


Delegation from the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Nation meets with His Majesty King Charles III First meeting between this Indigenous Nation and the Sovereign since 1860

NationTalk: HOLYROODHOUSE PALACE – The first delegation in over 160 years from the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Nation (Mississauga Nation) had a meeting with His Majesty King Charles III during a Garden Party held at Holyroodhouse Place in Edinburgh, Scotland. At the King’s direction, the delegation was the first to be presented to His Majesty during...

June 4, 2023


About 4,000 Manitoba Métis Federation citizens vote yes on modern treaty with the Crown

Treaty is 153 years in the making, shows the persistence of the Métis: MMF president CBC News: An estimated 4,000 people voted unanimously in favour of a treaty between the Manitoba Métis Federation and the Crown at an assembly on Saturday. Voting took place at an assembly at Assiniboia Downs, online and from eight satellite locations,...

May 31, 2023


New framework agreement with feds a ‘game plan’ for Kitcisakik

The Anicinape community plans to relocate for access to running water, electricity.  The Anicinape community of Kitcisakik in western Quebec and the federal government have signed a framework agreement to formalize their nation-to-nation relationship. “The framework agreement that we’re signing today is an important step for all the partners here to advance a word that often rolls easily off people’s lips called ‘reconciliation’....

April 11, 2023


Taking the lead on new nation-building projects

NationTalk: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have signed an agreement to collaborate on joint economic corridor projects to boost trade and economic growth. The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will foster the development of new economic corridors across the three provinces. This groundbreaking partnership aims to bolster...

February 24, 2023


Crown Indigenous Relations signs self-government with three Métis Nations

President of the Métis Nation of Alberta and Minister Marc Miller sign agreement in Edmonton APTN News: Three Métis nations, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario signed self-governance deals with the federal government on Friday. These agreements officially recognize these nations’ right to self-governance. This is formal recognition from the federal government for Metis elections and citizenship...

February 24, 2023


Canada and Métis Nation of Ontario sign updated Métis self-government agreement

NationTalk: Today, Canada and the Métis Nation of Ontario announced that the parties have signed a Métis Government Recognition and Self Government Implementation Agreement (the “Agreement”).  This Agreement builds on a self-government agreement previously signed in 2019 and formal negotiations between the parties that began in 2017. Upon signing this Agreement, Canada officially recognizes that...

February 8, 2023


Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut Sign Memorandum of Understanding

NationTalk: Today, the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen areas of collaboration, partnership, and future development. The MOU was signed by the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable P.J. Akeeagok, Premier of Nunavut, the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs...

January 23, 2023


British Columbia First Nations Strike Landmark Deals Governing Development on Their Ancestral Lands

NationTalk: YaleEnvironment360 Two First Nations in Canada have forged historic agreements governing industrial development on their ancestral lands. The Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi ‘it, also known as the Tobacco Plains Indian Band, have signed an agreement with NWP Coal Canada giving the First Nation veto power over a proposed mining project on their ancestral lands near Sparwood,...

January 20, 2023


B.C. announces cumulative impact agreements with Treaty 8 First Nations

LANDMARK DEAL WITH TREATY 8 NationTalk: Castanet – The B.C. government has reached four new agreements with Treaty 8 First Nations to address the cumulative impacts and future planning of industrial development in the northeast. The agreements provide hundreds of millions of dollars for land restoration and resource revenue sharing, and lays the groundwork to...

December 14, 2022


Leaders of the Métis National Council and Governing Members and Cabinet Ministers Meet and Reconfirm Commitment to the Canada-Métis Nation Accord

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada: — Ottawa, Ontario, Unceded Traditional Territory of the Algonquin  Anishinaabeg Nation Leaders from the Métis National Council and Governing Members met with federal cabinet Ministers to advance work on implementing joint priorities as outlined in the Canada Métis-Nation Accord. Together, Métis Nation leaders and Ministers discussed shared priorities, including:...

December 13, 2022


Metis National Council & Canada Sign Memorandum of Understanding

NationTalk: Today, Senior Officials of the Métis National Council, its Governing Members and Patrick Boucher, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for First Nations and Inuit Health within Indigenous Services Canada, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Métis health and wellness. The Memorandum of Understanding will set the stage for and guide the development of a Sub-Accord...

October 21, 2022


3Nations, BC regional partnership renewed strengthened

NationTalk: VICTORIA – A historic partnership agreement between the Province and the 3Nations Society, consisting of the Tahltan, Kaska, and Taku River Tlingit, continues to strengthen their communities, cultures, environmental stewardship, and well-being of their people. This new agreement, signed on National Truth and Reconciliation Day, provides stable funding for ongoing, community-driven initiatives, and builds on...

October 18, 2022


Tahltan Central Government, B.C. take step forward to develop wildlife stewardship in Tahltan Territory

VICTORIA – The Tahltan Central Government and the Province of B.C. have agreed to work together toward the development and implementation of a world-class wildlife regime, led by Tahltan knowledge and expertise that will protect and preserve Tahltan wildlife, culture and way of being. The Tahltan Central Government – British Columbia Accord on Wildlife Management...

October 1, 2022


Canada and Anishinabek First Nations commemorate historic milestone on self-government agreement

NationTalk: October 1, 2022 —Nipissing First Nation, Robinson Huron Treaty Territory ON — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Anishinabek Nation Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, joined Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe, Chief Lloyd Myke of Magnetawan First Nation, Gimaa Kwe Rhonda Williams-Lovett of Moose Deer Point First...

September 1, 2022


The Government of Saskatchewan is seeking feedback on the First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework (CPF)

The CPF was released in 2010 and presents the Government of Saskatchewan’s policy on consultation with First Nation and Métis communities. It includes the roles and responsibilities of the Government of Saskatchewan, First Nation and Métis communities, proponents and other levels of government when there is a Duty to Consult. “The overarching goal of our...

August 30, 2022


S’ólh Téméxw Stewardship Alliance heritage sites receive new legal protections

NationTalk: CHILLIWACK – Sacred, spiritual and ceremonial heritage sites on Crown lands within Stó:lō Nation territory now have legal recognition and protection through a landmark pilot agreement. The agreement, which is the first of its kind in B.C., was collaboratively developed by the S’ólh Téméxw Stewardship Alliance (the STSA) and the provincial government under the...

August 24, 2022


Canada and Aotearoa-New Zealand sign Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement

Indigenous Services Canada: Wellington, New Zealand – Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement on the Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement signed by Canada and Aotearoa-New Zealand: “Alongside an inspiring all-women Indigenous delegation, I am honoured to sign this Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement on behalf of the Government of Canada, which formalizes Canada...

July 18, 2022


Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations signs relationship agreement with Alberta

NationTalk: Alberta’s government has signed an agreement with the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations to strengthen their relationship through partnership and a shared path forward. Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson attended the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Annual General Meeting on July 19 at the River Cree Resort...

May 11, 2022


22nd anniversary of the Nisga’a Final Agreement: Canada’s First Modern Treaty

Crown–Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, British Columbia Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government NationTalk: The governments of Canada, British Columbia and the Nisg̱a’a Nation are commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the signing of British Columbia’s first modern Treaty, the Nisg̱a’a Final Agreement. The anniversary is being commemorated this week at the...

March 11, 2022


A new reconciliation agreement between the Sts’ailes and British Columbia

STS’AILES XA’XA TEMEXW – A new reconciliation agreement between the Sts’ailes and British Columbia will support Sts’ailes’ social, cultural, economic and environmental goals, and increase prosperity for people in the lower Fraser Valley. Sts’ailes Chief Ralph Leon shared in the Halq’emeylem language, “Ey swayel mekw’wat. Ey swayel tl’ó wáyél. Letstemot iyém te tset tl’ó wáyél....

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,...

July 6, 2021


Manitoba Métis Self-Government Recognition and Implementation Agreement

An agreement with Canada recognizing the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) as the existing democratically elected government of the Manitoba Métis. This agreement ensures that the MMF will continue to provide responsible and accountable self-government. The Agreement signed by Minister Carolyn Bennett and Manitoba Métis Federation President David Chartrand is Canada’s first Métis self- government agreement...

April 16, 2021


Nunavik Indigenous Government Agreement with Québec and Canada

Nunatsiaq News – Makivik Corp. will resume negotiations over a self-determination agreement for Nunavik with the governments of Canada and Québec to establish a form of Indigenous government in the region based on Inuit values, culture and language. Makivik’s self-determination committee is made up of representatives from Nunavik’s major regional organizations: Kativik Regional Government Nunavik...

April 16, 2021


Nunavik Self-Determination Agreement

Nunatsiaq News – Makivik Corp. will resume negotiations over a self-determination agreement for Nunavik with the governments of Canada and Québec to establish a form of Indigenous government in the region based on Inuit values, culture and language. Makivik’s self-determination committee is made up of representatives from Nunavik’s major regional organizations: Kativik Regional Government Nunavik...

February 17, 2021


Métis Draft Constitution

MNA – The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is consulting with its citizens on a draft Constitution that will modernize its approach to self-government. Following the signing of the historic Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreement (MGRSA) in June 2019 with the Government of Canada, MNA embarked on a process leading to formal federal recognition...

November 17, 2020


AFN-QL Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding signed today will lead to a sweeping technical and financial feasibility study for phase I of the project and to pre-feasibility studies for phases II and III. Ian Lafrenière, Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs established a joint political table with Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Québec-Labrador. Co-chaired,...

February 17, 2020


La Grande Alliance

Quebec City – Québec Premier François Legault and Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and Chairman of the Cree Nation Government, Dr. Abel Bosum, officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding on collaborative, long-term, balanced economic development in a spirit of respect for Cree values in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay...

January 21, 2020


Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol

Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) signed the Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol today, to help guide shared Inuit-Government goals to benefit Nunavut Inuit. Specifically, Katujjiqatigiinniq helps shape the work around: the broad principles, priorities and bilateral mechanisms that will contribute towards productive working relationships and outcomes; making practical commitments in relation to leadership, oversight, and administration that...

October 14, 2019


Innu Nation denounces NunatuKavut Community Council MOU with Canada

Innu Nation is denouncing the MOU signed between Canada and the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC). “Canada has acted dishonourably now on two occasions. First, they announced in 2018 that they were embarking on “exploratory talks” without giving us any details on what was being discussed. Now, Canada has signed a secret deal with NCC that...

September 5, 2019


NunatuKavut Community Council MOU

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Todd Russell, President of the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding on self-determination. This Memorandum of Understanding will help guide the Government of Canada and NCC as they work in partnership to explore new ways to strengthen their relationship and address the priorities...

August 15, 2019


Directive on Government Contracts

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) is pleased at the release of the new co-developed federal government procurement Directive relating to contracting activity in the Nunavut Settlement Area. Throughout the negotiations, NTI has consistently interpreted and defined the policy objectives under Article 24 as falling under three separate and independent pillars: the right of Inuit to own...

July 26, 2019


Tripartite Framework Agreement

The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, and Chiefs George Ginnish and Rebecca Knockwood, co-Chairs of Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated, representing eight of the nine Mi’gmaq communities in New Brunswick announced a tripartite Framework Agreement to focus negotiations on the implementation of Aboriginal and treaty rights, the resolution of Aboriginal title, and self-determination of the Mi’gmaq...

June 27, 2019


Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreement

This agreement affirms the Métis right of self-government and recognize the mandates of the Métis Nation of Ontario (also Metis Nations of Alberta and Saskatchewan). The agreement also set out next steps to formally recognize the Métis governments as Indigenous governments in Canadian law. While the Métis Nation of Ontario already has well-established province-wide governance...

June 27, 2019


Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreements

These agreements affirm the Métis right of self-government and recognize the mandates of the Métis Nation of Alberta, the Métis Nation of Ontario and the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan. The agreements also set out next steps to formally recognize Métis governments as Indigenous governments in Canadian law. While the Métis Nation of Alberta, the Métis Nation of...

June 27, 2019


Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreements

This agreement affirms the Métis right of self-government and recognize the mandates of the Métis Nation of Alberta (and Métis Nation of Ontario and Métis Nation of Saskatchewan). The agreement also set out next steps to formally recognize the Métis governments as Indigenous governments in Canadian law. While the Métis Nations already has well-established province-wide...

June 27, 2019


Self-Government Agreement

This agreement affirms the Métis right of self-government and recognize the mandates of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan (and Métis Nation of BC and Métis Nation of Alberta). The agreement also set out next steps to formally recognize the Métis governments as Indigenous governments in Canadian law. While the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan already has...

June 10, 2019


Canada – Métis Post-Secondary Sub-Accord

The Sub-Accord fulfills commitments outlined in the 2017 Canada-Métis Nation Accord and is a historic step in closing the post-secondary education attainment gap between Métis citizens and non-Indigenous Canadians. This Sub-Accord will establish new approaches aimed at improving the education outcomes of Métis Nation students and programs and support three activity streams including student support,...

January 15, 2019


Framework Agreement

The Framework Agreement represents an important commitment from the Government of Canada, the Province of Prince Edward Island and the Mi’kmaq of PEI towards a path of reconciliation. With this agreement, we move forward together in strengthening the relationship between the federal and provincial Crown and the Mi’kmaq of PEI. In particular, the Framework Agreement...

December 1, 2018


The Principals’ Accord on Transforming Treaty Negotiations

Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia and the First Nations Summit (the Principals) -signed the “Principals’ Accord” that states that extinguishment and surrender of rights have no place in modern-day Crown-Indigenous relations or agreements. Instead, the federal and provincial governments and First Nations Summit have agreed that Aboriginal title and rights must be continued...

July 25, 2018


MOU on Reconciliation

The Government of Canada and the Métis Nation British Columbia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on reconciliation. Co-developed by partners, the MOU represents a joint commitment to identify challenges, opportunities and priorities. This MOU reflects the work going on across the Métis Nation with Governing Members on a path to self-determination. “Under this Memorandum,...

July 20, 2018


MOU on Advancing Reconciliation

Metis Nation of Saskatchewan and Canada Signed a MOU on Advancing Reconciliation: https://metisnationsk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MOU-Government-of-Canada-Advancing-Reconciliation-2018.02.pdf...

July 9, 2018


Joint Statement on the Development of Fishery Regulations

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Nunavut Agreement, the Government of Canada, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, and the Government of Nunavut have issued a joint statement on the development of fishery regulations for the Nunavut Settlement Area (NSA). The Joint Statement on the Development of Fishery Regulations...

June 4, 2018


Lawsuit over Turning the Page Agreement, Nov. 26, 2014

MMF’s has authorized legal proceedings against the Pallister government for its breach of the honour of the Crown and the Kwaysh-kin-na-mihk la paazh Agreement (“Turning the Page Agreement”) signed between the MMF, Manitoba Hydro and the Manitoba Government in November 2014. “It is outrageous and embarrassing for a Manitoba Premier to act like this—to overreach...

April 30, 2018


Framework Agreement on Métis Harvesting

Advances the recognition of Métis rights in the province. The Framework Agreement replaces a previous MNO-MNRF interim agreement from July 2004 as well as consolidates the collaborative work that the MNO and Ontario have undertaken over the last decade with respect to advancing the recognition of Métis rights, including the identification of seven historic Métis...

April 17, 2018


Treaty Relationship Agreement with Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler today marked the signing of the Treaty Relationship Agreement to strengthen the relationship between the province and Nishnawbe Aski Nation. It lays the foundation for more meaningful discussions on priority issues that affect First Nation people and communities, such as economic development, resource development, environmental protection,...

March 2, 2018


Mineral Development Protocol

The Manitoba Government stated it is working in partnership with First Nations to develop a provincial mineral development protocol to advance mineral development opportunities and projects on Indigenous territories but has excluded the Métis Nation of Manitoba from discussions. “The protocol, as is now being written, will mislead and confuse industry and increase instability, financial...

February 23, 2018


Framework Agreement on Reconciliation

Signing of a Framework Agreement on reconciliation with Métis Nation-Saskatchewan. Subjects covered include: Land Claims Land Related Issues Reconciliation Issues Governance Issues Cultural, Social, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Economic Well-Being of the MNS, its Citizens and its Communities Well-being/Cultural/Rights Protection Fund(s) https://metisnationsk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Framework-Agreement-for-Advancing-Reconciliation-2018.07.pdf...

December 17, 2017


Métis Settlement General Council MOU

Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and Darren Calliou, Vice President of the Metis Settlements General Council, signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing the parties to renew and strengthen the government-to-government relationship and advance lasting reconciliation with the eight Metis Settlements of Alberta who will now work to develop...

December 11, 2017


Framework Agreement to Advance Reconciliation

The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario have signed a historic Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation. Under the Framework Agreement, Canada, Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario will begin negotiations toward shared and balanced solutions that advance reconciliation and enhance the well-being of Métis Nation of Ontario...

November 16, 2017


Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation

The Government of Canada and the Métis Nation of Alberta signed the Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation that enables Canada and Métis Nation of Alberta to begin formal negotiations towards shared and balanced solutions to advance reconciliation and enhance the well-being of Métis Nation of Alberta citizens. The Framework Agreement sets out shared objectives and...

April 13, 2017


Canada-Métis Nation Accord

Official signing of Canada-Métis Nation Accord marks a significant step towards a renewed government-to-government relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. It outlines the ways in which the Government of Canada and the Métis National Council and its Governing Members will work together to set priorities and develop policy in areas of...

February 3, 2017


MOU to Advance Reconciliation

Establishes an exploratory discussion table between the MNO and Canada with the goal of arriving at a framework agreement by September 2017. The anticipated framework agreement would establish a formal negotiations process based on mutually agreeable subject matters, including Métis self-government, lands, rights and outstanding claims against the Crown https://www.metisnation.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/mno-canada-mou-on-reconciliation-final-february-3-2017.pdf...

February 1, 2017


The Métis Nation of Alberta – Government of Alberta Framework Agreement

The Métis Nation of Alberta – Government of Alberta Framework Agreement formally recognizes a shared commitment to work co-operatively to: address the needs and aspirations of the MNA and its members preserve Métis identity and cultural heritage in Alberta build upon and enhance the Alberta-MNA relationship through Nation-to-Nation dialogue promote reconciliation Priority Actions in the...

January 31, 2017


MOU to Advance Reconciliation

The Métis Nation of Alberta (“MNA”) has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Reconciliation (“MOU”) with the Government of Canada with the goal of arriving at a mutually agreeable framework agreement by September 2017 that would establish a formal negotiations process based on mutually agreeable subject matters, including Métis self-government, lands, rights and outstanding...

January 12, 2017


Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada MOU

Federal Government and the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (PIWC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a whole-of-government relationship to address issues of common concern that directly affect the well-being and safety of Inuit women and children across Canada. https://www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-northern-affairs/news/2017/06/canada_and_pauktuutitinuitwomenofcanadasignnewpartnershipagreeme.html....

November 16, 2016


Renewal of 2006 Accord

Renewal of accord first signed in 2006 to strengthen relationships between the provincial government and Métis people with objectives to address health, housing, education, economic opportunities, Métis identification and data collection as well as any opportunities for engaging in a tripartite relationship with the federal government. In addition to recommitting to the original objectives of...

November 15, 2016


Framework for Advancing Reconciliation

Jointly developed Framework Agreement sets out a process to begin formal reconciliation negotiations to address the outstanding issues raised in the 2013 Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. v. Canada decision of the Supreme Court of Canada that will lead to a modern-day treaty with Canada. “This is a monumental and historic time for Manitoba’s Métis. After...

July 21, 2016


Métis Section 35 Rights Framework

Ministerial Special Representative’s Report on Reconciliation with Métis Section 35 Rights Framework engagement with Métis governments and organizations, provincial and territorial governments and other interested parties and made recommendations on the development of a Section 35 Métis rights framework as well as other initiatives to advance reconciliation with Métis. His mandate also included identifying options...

May 27, 2016


MOU on Advancing Reconciliation

Sets out a mutually agreeable path forward on finding a shared solution on implementing the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) Decision (2013 Manitoba Metis Federation et al. v. Canada decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). The SCC decision is about undue delay in providing the land grants promised to the Métis in s. 31...

August 24, 2015


Political Accord

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne signed the Accord for the Province, while Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day signed on behalf of the Political Confederacy and Chiefs-in-Assembly. The Accord creates a formal bilateral relationship framed by the recognition of the treaty relationship. The Accord affirms that First Nations have an inherent right to self-government and that the...

August 8, 2011


Nunavik Self-Determination Agreement

The Quebec government has acknowledged the negative effects on Inuit society of a mass slaughter of sled dogs in the province’s far north in the 1950s and 1960s. Premier Jean Charest and his native affairs minister signed an agreement on Monday to that effect in Kangiqsualujjuaq in the presence of Pita Aatami, president of the...

November 17, 2008


MNO – Ontario Framework Agreement

Established a collaborative relationship that reinforced the commitment to work together to improve the well-being of Métis children, families and communities while building knowledge and understanding of Métis culture among all Ontarians....

January 22, 2005


Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement-in-Principle

Negotiations between the Innu Nation of labrador are now under way for a Final Agreement with the governments of Canada and Newfoundand and Labrador https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/DAM/DAM-CIRNAC-RCAANC/DAM-TAG/STAGING/texte-text/ccl_farim_nl_labinnu_caip_1331749872252_eng.pdf...

March 25, 1996


Nunatsiavut Framework Agreement

Inuit of Labrador signs the Framework Agreement in 1996 after 10 years of negotiation...