A new approach for mutual transparency and accountability between First Nations and the Government of Canada: Engagement 2017

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Current status: Closed

The engagement started on January 31, 2017 and ended at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on June 30, 2017.

Why

On December 18, 2015, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs issued a statement in which she committed to work with First Nation leadership and organizations on the way forward for mutual transparency and accountability.

The Government of Canada is seeking input on how to best support mutual transparency and accountability between First Nations and the Government of Canada.

Who

The Government of Canada will engage with:

What

The Government of Canada is working with First Nations on how to support improved transparency and accountability going forward.

Through this engagement, participants will be asked to:

The Government of Canada is open to considering all options. Feedback from this engagement will lay the groundwork for a new way forward.

How to participate

There are five ways to participate:

  1. Attend a meeting (scheduled with First Nations leadership and representative organizations – by invitation only). You can view our engagement overview.
  2. Fill out the online survey.
  3. Send an email to aadnc.commentairestransparence-transparencycomments.aandc@canada.ca.
  4. Send a letter to the address in the contact information below.
  5. Call our dedicated phone line at 1-844-882-3764 and leave a comment.

The feedback received will be shared publicly. All comments received by June 30, 2017 will be considered as part of engagement feedback.

When and where

Meetings will be held across the country. Dates and locations of upcoming meetings will be posted as they are confirmed.

Date Location Participants
April 5, 2017 Saskatoon, SK Elected and administrative First Nation leaders and tribal council officials
April 10, 2017 Fort Qu'Appelle, SK Elected and administrative First Nation leaders and tribal council officials
April 10, 2017 Miramichi, NB Elected and Administrative First Nation leaders
April 11, 2017 Paris, ON First Nations and tribal councils
April 13, 2017 Sudbury, ON First Nations and tribal councils
April 18, 2017 Thunder Bay, ON First Nations and tribal councils
April 19, 2017 Prince Albert, SK Elected and administrative First Nation leaders and tribal council officials
April 20, 2017 Meadow Lake, SK Elected and administrative First Nation leaders and tribal council officials
April 21, 2017 North Battleford, SK Elected and administrative First Nation leaders and tribal council officials
April 21, 2017 Winnipeg, MB First Nations and tribal councils
April 25, 2017 The Pas, MB First Nations and tribal councils
May 3, 2017 Portage la Prairie, MB First Nations and tribal councils
May 3, 2017 Quebec, QC Band council chiefs and directors general of band and tribal councils
May 10, 2017 Corner Brook, NL Elected and administrative First Nation leaders
May 17, 2017 Whitehorse, YT Elected and administrative First Nation leaders and tribal council officials
May 18, 2017 Brokenhead, MB First Nations and tribal councils
June 1, 2017 Terrace, B.C. First Nations and tribal councils
June 6, 2017 Fort St. John, B.C. First Nations and tribal councils
June 6, 2017 Yellowknife, N.W.T. Elected and Administrative First Nation leaders and tribal council officials
June 8, 2017 Prince George, B.C. First Nations and tribal councils
June 9, 2017 Fort Qu’Appelle, SK First Nations Affiliated with the File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council, including elected and administrative First Nations leaders and First Nations members
June 12, 2017 River Cree, Enoch First Nation, Edmonton, AB Chiefs, councillors, political advisors, finance controllers, and executive directors from the Treaty 6, 7, and 8 areas of Alberta
June 13, 2017 Kamloops, B.C. First Nations and tribal councils
June 15, 2017 Nanaimo, B.C. First Nations and tribal councils
June 20, 2017 Chilliwack, B.C. First Nations and tribal councils
June 26, 2017 Vancouver, B.C. First Nations and tribal councils
June 27, 2017 Winnipeg, MB First Nations and tribal councils

What we heard

Summaries of the meetings are available:

Related information

Contact us

Mutual Transparency and Accountability Engagement
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
10 rue Wellington
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H4
Canada

Phone: 1-844-882-3764

Email: aadnc.commentairestransparence-transparencycomments.aandc@canada.ca

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