Working Group of Ministers on the Review of Laws and Policies Related to Indigenous Peoples
The Government of Canada is committed to achieving reconciliation with Indigenous peoples through a renewed, nation-to-nation, government-to-government, and Inuit-Crown relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership as the foundation for transformative change. On February 22, 2017, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a Working Group of Ministers responsible for reviewing relevant federal laws, policies and operational practices to help further a nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown and government-to-government relationship with Indigenous peoples.
“As we mark 150 years of Confederation, it is time to ask what we want the next 150 years to look like and the role First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation will have in building a stronger Canada. To this end, the Working Group of Ministers is engaging with Indigenous peoples to ensure laws, policies and operational practices are based on the recognition of rights and advance reconciliation. This work will be nothing short of transformative.”
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Chair of the Working Group of Ministers on the Review of Laws and Policies
These Principles will guide the work required to fulfill the Government’s commitment to renewed nation-to-nation, government-to-government, and Inuit-Crown relationships.
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