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Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

AFN – Canada Bilateral Meetings

May 1, 2020

Implementation of initiatives begun during the previous mandate

  • Fully implement Child and Family Services and Indigenous Languages legislation
  • Develop a National Action Plan following Inquiry into MMIWG
  • Continue to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action
  • Continue support for nation re-building
  • Address critical infrastructure needs

Pan Indigenous

  • Advance co-development of legislation to implement UNDRIP
  • Establish a new National Treaty Commissioner’s Office
  • Co-develop distinctions-based health legislation
  • Establish a new national benefits-sharing framework
  • Establish a new federal procurement target
  • Framework for repatriating Indigenous cultural property and ancestral remains
  • Support transition to clean, renewable energyHost a First Ministers’ Meeting on Indigenous priorities

First Nations

  • Co-develop a legislative framework for First Nations policing
  • Confirm top national AFN priorities, as identified in Honouring Promises: AFN 2019 Election Priorities, and from January 2019 leaders’ meeting:
  • Environment, climate change, and conservation
  • Economic development and economic participation
  • Self-determination and self-governance
  • Closing socio-economic gaps (housing, water, health, education