May 2, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Bernard Valcourt, today announced the re-appointment of George E. Lafond as Commissioner of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) in Saskatchewan.
The Treaty Commission is part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to address treaty issues through co-operative relationships with Treaty First Nations and was created in partnership with First Nation organizations.
The mandate of the Treaty Commissioner, which includes activities such as public education, facilitation and independent research, has been extended to March 31, 2016. This two-year extension will enable continued focus on developing and facilitating productive partnerships, particularly with industry; and cooperation with and between Treaty First Nations, provinces, training/educational institutions and the private sector.
Office of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
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