Treaty 2 Territory – On Thursday, November 05th, 2020 Grand Chief Eugene Eastman, Governing Council and Minister Marc Miller, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) met to discuss priorities and outline plans to address local nations and nation-based interests.
The meeting objectives were to continue discussion under the 2018 Protocol Agreement to advance reconciliation, treaty implementation, economic self-sufficiency, restoration of self-government and nation building at the political/leadership level.
FNT2T and the Government of Canada have been committed to renewing the relationship through the RIRSD process. This renewal is a nation-to-nation relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership.
Political Level Monthly Roundtable Meetings to continue – Participating in monthly round-table meetings is one government to government strategy that sets the protocol agreement as a priority. While this approach signals a commitment to work together on policies, legislation and relationship building, this Treaty-Crown commitment also requires participation by other Crown Departments to effectively deal with emergent and longer-term issues.
- Nation Development
- Capacity for Local Nation Law Making
- Housing and Infrastructure
- Economic Development
- Life Long Learning
- Children, Families and Nation
- Care and Protection Natural World
- Health and Well Being
- Health and Well Being – Pandemic Response
- Health and Wellbeing – Emergency Management Response
Next Steps agreed to; FNT2T Keepers and Senior Officials with Canada will have a on-going discussions with Canada to ensure that these matters be resolved, along with a monthly political round table to ensure that the treaty-crown relationship remains a priority given that there are travel restrictions in place.
Majority of our Local Nations have issued states of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada has agreed to expedient financially support Local Nations in this response to the emergency.
Last modified: December 7, 2020