Canada and the Huron-Wendat Nation continue their renewed relationship with the signing of a protocol for consultation and accommodation

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On January 16, 2019 — Wendake, Quebec — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples, one based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership.

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Grand Chief Konrad Sioui, Huron-Wendat Nation, today announced the signing of a protocol for consultation and accommodation. The Government of Canada signs protocols for consultation with Indigenous peoples to set out the process to be followed when consulting on potential adverse impacts to Aboriginal or treaty rights.

This Protocol sets out a consultation and accommodation process with the Huron Wendat Nation that may be used whenever Canada contemplates conduct to ensure compliance with 1760 Anglo-Huron treaty rights.

Consultation protocols facilitate engagement, promote relationship building and clarify roles and responsibilities between governments and Aboriginal communities.


“Consultation protocols, such as the one signed with the Huron-Wendat Nation, allow the Government of Canada and its Indigenous partners to foster dialogue in order to advance common goals, such as reconciliation. The work whose outcome we see today is the result of a collaborative effort on the part of all parties involved. I would like to congratulate them for this meaningful outcome.”

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., M.P.
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

“This protocol sets out how the federal government will consult us in the future when developing and carrying out various projects throughout our traditional territory, Nionwentsïo. Moreover, these consultations will be conducted in compliance with our 1760 Anglo Huron Treaty, of which we are the stewards.”

Konrad Sioui
Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation

Quick facts

  • The Huron-Wendat Nation is located 8 kilometres north of Quebec City on the eastern shore of the St. Charles River.

  • The Supreme Court of Canada confirmed in 1990 in Sioui the existence and the validity of the 1760 Anglo-Huron Treaty.

  • Canada recognizes the existence of a relationship based, inter alia, on the 1760 Anglo-Huron Treaty with the Huron-Wendat Nation.

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For more information, media may contact:

Matthew Dillon-Leitch
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

Media Relations
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Marie-Claude Sioui
Political Attaché / Communications
Office: 418-843-3767, Ext. 2104
Cell: 418-905-0088
Website: (Web site not available in English)

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