The Path Forward

We will continue to move forward on the long path toward reconciliation and self-determination.

Over the last four years we have made building a new relationship with Indigenous Peoples – one based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership – a true priority. That work must continue to move forward.

We will continue work to implement the Truth  and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Calls for Justice, in partnership with First Nations, Inuit, and  Métis peoples.

We will also continue to support Indigenous-led processes for rebuilding and reconstituting their nations, advancing self-determination and, for First Nations, the transition away from the Indian Act.

To ensure timely and just resolution to specific claims, we will continue ongoing work with First Nations to re-design federal policies on additions-to-reserves, and the Specific Claims process.

We will continue to make progress on Indigenous priorities, meeting regularly through the Assembly of First Nations – Canada Memorandum of Understanding  on Joint Priorities, the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee, and the Métis Accord.

We will also host a First Ministers Meeting on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis priorities, and continue to advance meaningful inclusion of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis partners in federal and inter-governmental decision-making processes that have an impact on Indigenous rights and interests.