Background Content

Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

Canada – Métis Bilateral Meetings

April 1, 2019

Pan Indigenous

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

New Commitments

  • 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 energy
  • Host a First Ministers’ Meeting on Indigenous priorities

Metis Priorities

Implementation of initiatives begun during the previous mandate

  • Continue the work of advancing self-determination with the MétisNation
  • Confirm top MNC priorities, from June 2019 leaders’ meeting:
  • Closing socio-economic gaps (education, health, child and family services)
  • Justice and policing
  • Youth and sports
  • Implementation of Section 35 rights