Government Commitments

Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

The Path to Reconciliation Annual Report, 2016

June 1, 2016


Manitoba Families;

  • the new government has introduced “The Protecting Children Act‘ to make it easier for government departments, child and family service authorities, community service providers and law enforcement agencies to share information and collaborate when dealing with victimized and at-risk children.
  • the government will foster innovative community and private sector partnerships that promote practical home ownership opportunities for First Nations families such as the partnership between the Manitoba Real Estate Association and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.
  • the government will work to build the flood protection necessary to keep Manitobans and their communities safe, beginning with the outlet needed to alleviate flooding around Lake Manitoba.

Manitoba Indigenous and Municipal Relations:

  • the government will establish a duty to consult framework for respectful and productive consultations with Indigenous communities.
  • the government will build respectful and effective partnerships involving all levels of government to responsibly and sustainably develop our natural resources.
  • the government will work with the federal government on enhanced education funding for students on reserve.
  • the new government will work positively and respectfully with northern Manitobans and communities.

Manitoba Indigenous and Municipal Relations and Manitoba Growth Enterprise and Trade

  • the government will support Urban Aboriginal Economic Development Zones in partnership with First Nations to create jobs and economic opportunities together.

Manitoba Indigenous and Municipal Relations, Manitoba Sustainable Development, and Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade

  • the government will work positively and respectfully with northern Manitobans and communities, to create a special, targeted program for northern Manitoba called Yes! North.
  • the government will develop partnerships needed to attract new companies, assist entrepreneurs, and facilitate expansion of existing businesses to provide quality jobs and a stronger economy in the north, focused on
    • sustainable development of natural resources, including forestry and mining and
    • tourism opportunities, including beluga whale watching, polar bear and aurora borealis tours, fishing and hunting.

Manitoba Sustainable Development

  • the new government will develop comprehensive harvest co-management strategies in consultation with First Nations, Metis and licensed hunters and anglers to give local communities a greater voice and ensure long-term sustainability of our wildlife populations.
  • the government will develop a framework to reconcile the needs of industry and rural and northern communities, while continuing to enhance the network of protected areas in Manitoba’s natural regions.