At a policy conference exploring the characteristics of the nation-to-nation relationships being established by Canada with the Métis Nation, First Nations and Inuit, MNC President Clément Chartier defined the characteristics and how they evolved from the perspective of the Métis Nation. President Chartier presented his ideas, along with National Chief Perry Bellegarde and President Natan Obed of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on the first day of a Summit hosted by the Institute on Governance and Canadians for a New Partnership at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, November 27-28, 2017.
The Summit is the culmination of a series of four dialogue forums held across the country in 2017 with thought leaders and practitioners with a vested interest in a renewed relationship to discuss the progress and impediments to date, with a view to drawing conclusions for all of the parties moving forward. Earlier discussions focused on the following topics: nation building and nation re-building; jurisdiction; intergovernmental fiscal relationships; and wealth creation.
See President Chartier’s Presentation on Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship.